Known as a party drug, ecstasy is a powerful psychoactive narcotic often used for recreational purposes. However, ecstasy use can have severe ill-effects towards your body and mental health. If you’re a frequent ecstasy user, you may have gained a dependency to it, and you might feel unable to stay away from its use. By attending treatment in an ecstasy rehab centre, you can get the drug out of your system and develop strategies for building yourself a healthy, fulfilling, drug-free life.
With various rehab centres for ecstasy available around the world, it can be challenging to find the right option. The very best private rehabs in the West are often prohibitively expensive and public programmes can have long waiting lists. A viable alternative for you is to enrol in a treatment programme at a rehab in Thailand, where world-class luxury rehab is available at highly competitive prices.
Hesten Hill Rehab provides a comprehensive holistic treatment programme to help you overcome your ecstasy addiction. From our luxury facilities located in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, we provide high-quality treatment for ecstasy addiction at much lower prices than similar programmes in the West, making it very affordable even after factoring in travel expenses.
Ecstasy addiction and abuse
Ecstasy is clinically known as MDMA and comes in pill, tablet, or capsule form. It is usually swallowed but it can also be snorted or injected. This drug has gained popularity in night clubs and parties since the 1980’s. Its effects include increased energy, altered mood, an enhanced sense of touch, and feelings of euphoria.
Ecstasy is relatively easy to obtain due to its popularity and cheap price. The drug is often stamped with a logo and bears resemblance to a piece of candy. People often fall for the conception that the drug is safe to use, but despite its innocuous appearance, it can have dangerous effects.
Effects of ecstasy abuse
Effects can range from dehydration, rise in heart rate, increased blood pressure, panic attacks, insomnia, anxiety, hot/cold flashes, and nausea. Its abuse can cause a rise in body temperature leading to internal organ damage of the brain, kidney, and liver. Withdrawal symptoms can impact the user’s brain function causing memory loss, depression, anxiety, and increased cravings. Overdoes can cause severe dehydration and even death in extreme cases.
Ecstasy treatment options
Getting over ecstasy addiction can be very difficult but it is far from impossible. Various treatment options are widely available. These include detoxification, individual and group therapy, treatment for co-occurring disorders, behavioural therapy, support groups, healing therapeutic activities and more. When it comes to ecstasy addiction, both outpatient and inpatient rehab programmes can address the issue. However, the level of support and treatment offerings at outpatient programmes may be less comprehensive, whereas inpatient programmes often involve multiple treatment modalities and methods in one setting.
The benefits of inpatient ecstasy rehab
Joining an inpatient ecstasy rehab centre at Hesten Hill Rehab means you will live onsite at our facility and receive full guidance and supervision throughout your stay. 24-hour support is given by professionals and the programme can last up to 30 days or longer depending on your needs. A full range of treatments are provided including medical detoxification, group sessions, counselling, therapy, and an assortment of additional activities designed to complement psychological treatments.
If you are a long-time ecstasy user and are looking to escape the trappings of the drug, inpatient ecstasy rehab is the best option. An inpatient programme will allow you to focus your entire attention on full recovery in a safe and supportive environment away from the triggers of your daily life.
Our unique rehab centre for ecstasy covers
Detox and medication
Our team of medical professionals will craft your recovery plan and carefully monitor your progress throughout the detox period. You will be given complete support in a monitored and comfortable environment with access to 24-hour nursing care, psychiatric counselling, and frequent visits from our resident doctor. We will also prescribe controlled medication to alleviate your symptoms if you are going through severe withdrawal. Once all traces of the drug have left your body, you will begin full treatment.
Behavioural therapy and trauma treatment
We understand that there are multiple social and psychological factors that may have led you to use ecstasy. We will get to know you and your history with the drug with a focus on identifying the underlying causes of your drug habit. Through cognitive and dialectical behaviour therapy as well as trauma treatment, we will treat these underlying causes and teach you strategies for avoiding drug use and harmful behaviours in the future.
CBT and DBT
In cognitive behavioural therapy, you will learn to identify the harmful thoughts that have led you to use ecstasy. As soon as you are able to recognise these thoughts, we will teach you to control and change your negative way of thinking into a more positive one. Alongside cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectal behaviour therapy teaches you to maintain a positive attitude towards your behavioural mindset.
In our trauma treatment programme, you will tend to your emotions related to past stressful events. We use EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) and trauma release exercises to accomplish this. With a better approach to your behaviour patterns and by shifting your emotions from past trauma, you will escape the need to use ecstasy and develop a healthy and positive mindset.
12-step Minnesota model
The 12-step Minnesota model is widely known for its use within Alcoholics Anonymous, but is also an effective form of treatment for ecstasy rehab. Its efficacy has been proven by research conducted in the field of addiction and endorsed by Project MATCH; a series of studies conducted over eight years by the North American National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. In our programme, you will be taught how to abstain from using the drug, prepare for making amends to those whom you might have caused harm, and embark on your journey to lasting recovery.
Mindfulness meditation provides an excellent supplement to the strategies taught in psychological therapy. By practicing mindfulness, you will learn to accept and increase your perception of your negative feelings and thoughts. Buddhism is closely tied with Thailand and variants of meditation are incorporated in our meditation sessions. These include singing bowl meditation, walking cup meditation, candle-lit meditation, and monk-led chanting meditation. This will lead you to develop positive psychological and behavioural patterns that will benefit you on your recovery journey and throughout your life.
What happens after ecstasy rehab centre
Hesten Hill Rehab provides a relapse prevention and aftercare plan as part of our programme. We will introduce practical methods to help you deal with any future ecstasy cravings you might encounter and provide you with an action plan should a relapse happen. We also include a comprehensive aftercare programme in the form of online and group therapy sessions. The first couple of weeks and months following your ecstasy rehab are critical, and we are committed to supporting you long after you have left our facilities.
Benefits of our ecstasy drug rehab programme
Our programme provides you with quality accommodation and treatment support to maximise your recovery journey with us:
- Typical group sizes of fewer than eight people / maximum occupancy of 6 beds
- Four individual therapy sessions per week (highest among rehabs in Thailand)
- Dedicated medical team including 24-hour nursing, onsite doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist
- High-class amenities comparable to the accommodations of a luxury resort
- Complete spa therapy with à la carte menu (not just a massage)
- Full access to your own personal recovery coach and counsellor
- Mindfulness meditation sessions led by monks
Cost of ecstasy rehab in Thailand
Our ecstasy rehab programme fee is extremely competitive. We provide high quality accommodations and treatment at attractive prices. To find out more, please contact us directly.
Are you ready to begin your journey to recovery?
Recovering from ecstasy addiction can be very difficult at first but it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. We are committed to helping you through every step of your journey. While rehab can indeed be hard work, we are also committed to ensuring that your time with us is both enjoyable and memorable. Get in touch with us today to speak with one of our experts and find out if our ecstasy rehab centre is right for you.