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Ecstasy (MDMA) Rehab Programme


Ecstasy is a psychoactive, stimulant drug which replicates some of the effects of amphetamines. It can be found in both pill or powder form, and is generally snorted or swallowed. Ecstasy is usually taken as a party drug, due to its effects of decreasing inhibitions, and producing feelings of euphoria, energy, and warmth towards others.

Health Risks of Taking Ecstasy

Taking ecstasy can be risky as the formula of the pill is rarely known and it could contain toxic substances. Another danger while taking the pill is becoming dehydrated, although drinking too much water can cause swelling of the brain.

Chronic ecstasy abuse disrupts the chemical balance in the brain, and induces psychological symptoms such as paranoia, depression, and aggression. Long-term users are also more likely to suffer from memory impairment, as well as experience problems with their kidneys, liver and heart.

Ecstasy Addiction Treatment

Ecstasy Detox

Ecstasy users can develop both a tolerance to, and a psychological dependence on ecstasy. If you think that your ecstasy use is impacting negatively on your life but are unable to stop using it, then you need to seek help. Our treatment programme at Smarmore Castle aims to help the user achieve long-term abstinence from drugs.

Symptoms of ecstasy withdrawal can include anxiety, cravings, depression and irritability.

Being free from drugs and alcohol gives patients the clarity they need to refocus on their desired path through life. It is an essential part of our therapy programme at Smarmore Castle. Patients will find it easier to achieve abstinence in a new environment. In our facility, they will be distant from contacts who may encourage drug use, as well as other triggers to their drug taking habits.

Residential Rehab Treatment for Ecstasy and Drug Addiction

Our high quality residential rehab programme is tailored to each individual based on their pattern of drug use and current circumstances. They are helped to achieve long-lasting sobriety through an intensive programme of specialised addictive therapies including individual therapygroup therapyCBTtrauma therapygrief therapy. In addition to psychological health, we value spiritual well-being, which is why we take a holistic approach to care. We offer complementary therapies including equine therapydrumming therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our programme of exercise and healthy meals improves the physical condition of the patient and gives them the energy they need to beat addiction.

When the patient is ready to leave treatment, we equip them with a two year continuing care plan which guides their recovery process during this time. We encourage them to engage with peer support groups on re-entering their daily life, in order to consolidate their recovery in a normal environment.

Having Problems Quitting Ecstasy? Contact Us For Help

If you, or a family member, friend, or colleague is suffering with ecstasy addiction, please contact us for help. Our team is available 24/7 to discuss treatment options with you, and answer any enquiries you may have.

Studies of patient outcomes have shown that our residential rehab is a very effective form of treatment for drug addiction. The majority of patients report long-lasting sobriety from drugs after completing our treatment programme.


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Smarmore Castle is located near Ardee, County Louth, about 45 minutes north of Dublin, Republic of Ireland and 1.5 hours south of Belfast, Northern Ireland.