Unfortunately, “there are no specific treatments for MDMA abuse” (National Institute on Drug Abuse). However, because the drug does cause tolerance, dependence, withdrawal effects, and binge abuse among users, its potential for causing addiction is clear.
In addition, many rehab centers are still able to help users avoid further addictive behavior and begin to change their ways when it comes to MDMA (or ecstasy) abuse. But many wonder before they attend a specific program how long treatment for MDMA addiction will take?
No Clear Answer
There is no one answer when it comes to treatment lengths of any kind, even with substances that have more specifically established recovery programs. That said, MDMA addiction treatment will take as long as it needs to for the individual to feel strong in their recovery and ready to move into the next phase of it. In many cases, the individual will need to attend more than one treatment program in order to safely recover from MDMA addiction and to avoid relapse.
General Treatment Lengths
According to the NIDA, 90 days is about the minimum for effective treatment, and any time shorter than this will not be effective enough for the individual to recover.
It is also true that treatment lasting longer than the regular 90 days is often more effective and allows the individual to become more set in their recovery.
Is There Specialized Care for MDMA Addiction?
Finding a treatment center that specializes in the treatment of addiction to MDMA begins with a call to our helpline at 1-800-895-1695. Our caring counselors will provide you with immediate access to the help you need to get well.
There are a number of treatment options for those who are suffering from the depression, anxiety and similar emotional disruptions that are common with ecstasy addiction. Such options include:
- Around the clock care in a residential treatment center
- Daily care in an outpatient treatment center
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Other forms of behavioral therapy
- Counseling both in an individual and group setting
- Medications to help balance mood
If you or someone you love is suffering from an addiction to MDMA, call our helpline toll free for assistance. There’s always help available, and there’s never a better time than the present to give a call and start your journey to healing and recovery from the burden of addiction.