Molly / MDMA
Addiction to Ecstasy and MDMA, also rebranded as “Molly,” is now more common than ever. These types of drugs found popularity in dance clubs and illegal raves in the 1990s, users experiencing euphoric emotions and energy to dance for hours. At this time little was known regarding the long-term implications for their use. We now treat people from all around Southern California with addictions to these ‘party drugs’ more and more often. The first stage of any treatment program starts with detox, during this time you will be monitored and cared for, and any withdrawal symptoms that arise will be addressed appropriately. We know the difficulties that arise when attempting to stop taking a drug that you are dependent on. Detoxing alone is very difficult, but with the correct support and understanding, Cornerstone can help make it possible to live a life free of drugs.
How Does an Molly/MDMA Detox Work?
In order to detox from Molly/MDMA with Cornerstone, you will first need to complete an assessment. Here we can craft a personalized treatment plan based on the information you give us. When completed, arrangements will be made for admission into our detox facility, there you will receive the highest standard of detox care. Medical professionals will be available around the clock to administer medical and emotional support. Our ability to combat withdrawal symptoms as they occur is something we pride ourselves on. Your comfort during these early stages is our priority.
How Long Does an Molly/MDMA Detox Last?
When undertaken with professional medical care, a standard detox from Molly/MDMA can last anywhere between 7-14 days. Both physical and psychological symptoms peak at around three to four days. We specialize in making you comfortable during this phase of your detox. You should embark with confidence on your detox with Cornerstone, a life in recovery awaits.
If You’re Taking Prescription Medication
A detox from Molly/MDMA often requires medication. For this reason, it is imperative that we know of any prescribed medications you are currently taking. This will avoid any complications during your detox and negate the risk of contraindications; adverse effects that occur when certain medications are combined. A list of current medications will be available from your prescribing physician if you are unsure of the quantity or type of medication that you are taking. This information is vital for your safety.
If You’re Taking Other Drugs
Using more than one substance is known as polydrug use. At Cornerstone, we are adept at detoxing clients who are addicted to more than one substance. You will be given an opportunity to disclose in confidence which drugs you are currently using, this is important as this information will enable us to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs, and enable us to make your detox as comfortable as possible.
Molly/MDMA Withdrawal Symptoms
A combination of psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms occur when prolonged Molly/MDMA use is stopped. These symptoms left untreated are often the cause of relapse. Getting appropriate care and assistance within our detox facility will help break the cycle of addiction.
Physical Withdrawal Symptoms
While many of the symptoms associated with Molly/MDMA withdrawal are psychological, you can also expect to experience physical symptoms. Detox withdrawal symptoms differ from person to person. Often reported is extreme fatigue, loss of appetite and digestion issues.
At Cornerstone our aim for you is long-term recovery. A medically assisted detox will address many of the physical aspects associated with drug use.
Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms
The psychological withdrawals from Molly/MDMA can be extensive. Depression and anxiety are common. Paranoia, insomnia, agitation, confusion, memory problems, and intense cravings are just a few of the symptoms that present in withdrawals. These are all caused by a chemical imbalance within the brain, we know that prolonged drug use alters brain chemistry significantly.
Detoxing alone when experiencing any of the above symptoms can be frightening. Our team of addiction professionals is used to dealing with these symptoms, we know the tricks an addicted mind can play. By addressing these as they arise, we are able to gently guide you through the detox process. We are proud to offer a detox team that works with compassion and understanding.
How Long Will Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
Factors that determine the length of withdrawal include the amounts of MDMA used and for how long. MDMA will typically be out of your system in 72 hours but it can take an entire week for some people to process the drug fully. As a result of your assessment, a more accurate projection can be made once we are sure of all the information regarding your drug use. Molly/MDMA withdrawal symptoms tend to last for up to 2 weeks, though depression can sometimes be present for longer. The brain will require a period of readjustment after prolonged ecstasy, this time tends to differ from person to person.
Is an Molly/MDMA Detox Enough for Long Term Recovery?
Doctors and professionals agree that with any drug addiction, detox alone is not usually enough to attain long-term recovery. Detox should just be the first step on your recovery journey. Addiction professionals believe that drug use is a symptom of an underlying cause. That cause needs to be uncovered in order to ensure long-term recovery. Furthering your recovery by a stay in our inpatient treatment facility will allow you to address the causes of your addiction.
What Happens After an Molly/MDMA Detox?
Once stable, a stay in detox should be followed by a stay in our Residential Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) or Day Treatment. Our programs in any of these treatment settings consist of a wide variety of therapeutic modalities including, group and individual therapy sessions where addiction is explored and tools developed for a life free of drugs. We are also able to boast a range of holistic and creative therapies such as mindfulness and meditation techniques, yoga, music, and art therapy, which we consider to be vital components for maintaining balance both in rehab and everyday life. Days out to the beach, golf, and bowling are just some of the activities we do together to foster an environment where great emphasis is placed on having fun.
12-Step fellowships can be vital tools for a life in recovery. We provide transportation to meetings five nights a week. Many of the residents find these meetings helpful, building a sustainable recovery community outside of Cornerstone is something we encourage.
Molly/MDMA Detox FAQ
Detoxing at home is possible, however, given the nature of Molly/MDMA withdrawals, we would not advise this. All too often, attempts to detox alone result in relapse. If you are serious about stopping, if you can see the downward spiral on which your drug addiction is taking you, you must give yourself the best chance of success.
Detoxing from Molly/MDMA cannot prove fatal. However, the symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable if untreated.
Unlike drugs such as heroin and prescription opioids, there is not a specific detox medication for addressing addiction to Ecstasy /MDMA. We can treat the symptoms as they arise, by doing this we make your detox as comfortable as possible.
Cornerstone offers a residential detox program that is caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. Past residents have expressed that without it they would never have succeeded in recovery. For most addicted people, in order to break the cycle of addiction, a residential detox is necessary. Once you realize that addiction is a battle that cannot be won alone, you are already on your way to a life free of drug dependency.