Finding Rehab Treatment For Ecstasy Addiction

Ecstasy is a dangerous drug known to have a high potential for abuse. Known as MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) and by other street names, the drug belongs to the amphetamines class of drugs and provokes stimulation, energy, and excitement when taken. Excessive use can lead to addiction, which is a path to dangerous health symptoms that can be fatal.

Addiction to ecstasy is hard to overcome as a result of the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms that flare up whenever an attempt to quit is made. Tolerance also builds up over time leading to the need for larger and more frequent doses to be taken to recreate the desired effects of the drug. This will also lead to withdrawal when use is drastically reduced.

If you or a loved one are addicted to ecstasy, quitting can be very difficult – and dangerous – due to the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms when you discontinue use. However, recovery is still 100% attainable despite how difficult it may seem. Through an effective treatment programme, you can gain sobriety in a comfortable manner and maintain an addiction-free life.

When is it Time for Treatment?

Going through addiction, especially to a drug like ecstasy, can completely upend your life and turn you into a different person. Aspects of your life that can be adversely affected include your health, your finances, your career, and your relationship with others.

Quitting an addiction requires coming to the realisation that you have a problem and taking action to seek help. You shouldn’t wait till your use has spun out of control, or when the drug begins to cause significant damages before you seek help. The earlier you get treated for your addiction, the easier your treatment and recovery process will be.

If you have a loved one that is going through the ordeal of ecstasy addiction, you should make the effort to get them help. They may be overlooking the dangers of their behaviour or may be in denial about what their addiction has already caused, which is why it’s important that you bring them back to reality. You can achieve this by organising an intervention with the help of other family members and loved ones or a professional interventionist.

What Options are Available?

There are professional treatment options where you can get help for your addiction. These options include NHS and community treatment services as well as intensive residential programmes carried out by private rehabs. The success of your treatment and recovery will depend on you going through the right programme for you.

Private Rehab

At Primrose, we offer an intensive residential treatment programme that is always streamlined to the unique condition of each patient. If you go through our facility, we’ll not just stop at treating your ecstasy addiction alone but will work with you to address the root causes of your condition and other situations in your life related to your addiction.

Located in Surrey, our rehab has a conducive environment that is detached from triggers and other distractions. You’ll get all the help and support needed to achieve recovery. We have a medical drug detox team on ground that will help you get through withdrawal safely by employing medications and psychotherapy to help keep your body stabilised as it gets rid of the ecstasy in your system.

After your detox, you’ll go through our rehabilitation programme where you’ll enjoy the benefits of an effective and exciting treatment programme. We employ behavioural and holistic therapies through group and individual counselling that will work to deal with the underlying causes of your addiction and teach you relapse prevention skills that will help you maintain your recovery in the long run.

Our rehab programme covers physical, psychological, and spiritual treatment to ensure you’ve totally recovered. Therapies we employ include:

1. One-to-one Counselling
2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
3. Group Therapy
4. Fitness and Massage
5. Yoga & Meditation 6. Music & Art therapy
7. Process Addiction
8. Holistic Programme
9. Mindfulness and Acupuncture
10. Relapse Prevention Techniques

We also have a family support programme where members of your family will be involved in some of the treatment procedures and we’ll give them help if they’re in any way affected by your addiction. When your rehab is done, you’ll continue to receive support through our free one-year aftercare programme that comes with regular weekly group and individual therapies.

How Much does Rehab Cost?

The cost of going through a private rehab can be high, meaning that it isn’t for everyone. Notwithstanding, treatment fees can fluctuate as a result of various factors including location of the treatment facility, type of rehab programme involved, as well as length of the programme. We can give you a specific quote for the particular programme you want to go through when you give us a call.


Private rehabs are the most sought-after treatment option for addiction treatment and recovery. This comes as no surprise as the offerings of this form of treatment are unmatched by the other alternatives. Some of the perks that come with going through a private rehab clinic for your ecstasy addiction include:

  • Be in a safe and nurturing environment
  • Medical detox with 24/7 care & support
  • Overcome the root causes of addiction
  • Experienced team of doctors & therapists
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Look, feel, sleep better & regain confidence
  • Learn techniques for relapse prevention
  • 1 year complimentary aftercare support
  • Family recovery programme


Concerns associated with private rehabs include:

  • High cost of rehab that can prevent people with low budgets from accessing treatment
  • Some insurance policies do not cover inpatient rehabilitation

NHS Services and Charities

Drug treatment services provided by some NHS trusts, communities, and other charities are alternative treatment options that you can go through as well. These services operate in different boroughs and counties across the UK and are freely available to residents of the communities where they are located. You can get help for your ecstasy addiction through some of these services, though they do not provide the same level of treatment as private rehabs.

Services provided through these programmes include community detox, needle exchange, one-to-one support, support groups, and reintegration programmes among others. You can gain access to these programmes by getting a referral from your GP but some charity bodies like Compass, CGL, Addaction, and Aquarium have walk-in centres in different counties where you can refer yourself or a loved one.

Getting a Referral

While you can refer yourself to certain local drug treatment services for low-intensity therapeutic programmes, a referral is required for other specialist services. You can visit your GP to request a referral to counselling, though this counsellor may not be a specialist in addiction treatment. The usual standard for referral to counselling is 8 sessions, but, being general counselling, you may have to wait for 8 weeks before you get access because this form of treatment is very in demand.

Also, gaining access to residential rehab on the NHS has a rigorous process and is also for the most critical and severe cases. To get a referral means getting funding for private rehab, which isn’t cheap. And, with government cuts on addiction treatment budgets, only a few can get funding for private rehabilitation. First, you’ll be expected to go through a less intensive programme, mostly outpatient, to see if they work, before your application will be considered. As there are lots of people seeking referrals, the process can be frustratingly lengthy as well.


Your GP may opt to help reduce your withdrawal symptoms or the adverse effects that come with ecstasy abuse by prescribing certain medications such as anti-depressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics and other medication for symptoms like insomnia. These medications can keep you stable as you explore treatment methods that can help you recover.

You should actively seek treatment as simply taking these medications will not take away your addiction issues. Most psychological symptoms like cravings may overpower you and cause you to use again if you don’t deal with the underpinning causes of your addiction.


Advantages of NHS and charity options include:

  • Going through treatment without paying a penny
  • Accessing treatment close to home where you’ll get emotional support from family
  • Confidential treatment process


While NHS and charity treatment services come with the advantage of being free, there are numerous limitations and conditions that may make treatment through this route not ideal for you:

  • If you want to go through a stress-free and comfortable treatment programme for your ecstasy addiction, the NHS isn’t for you
  • Treatment procedures, especially getting a referral and access to counsellors can be difficult
  • You’ll be expected to go through less intensive outpatient programmes first, where you’ll not receive 24/7 care and support, which will put you at risk of relapse
  • Treatment is restricted to your community meaning it may not be as private as you want it to be
  • There’s no certainty that you’ll get funding to go through private rehab
  • You may move from one clinic to another to receive different treatments

Fellowship Groups

Fellowship groups, also known as self-help programmes and mutual aid communities, are societies where recovering drug addicts come together to help each other find the strength to remain clean. These groups have proven helpful to addicts over the years in helping them maintain recovery over a long period.

What is NA (Narcotics Anonymous)?

NA is a global organisation comprised of men and women who have struggled with addiction to various drugs in the past. These individuals are dedicated to maintaining their recovery for the rest of their lives and are also committed to helping newly-recovered addicts remain sober. The group follows the guidance of the NA basic text that is based on 12-step therapy. NA teaches members behavioural and lifestyle changes through the 12-steps that can help them live addiction-free lives. The group has meeting locations scattered throughout the UK and membership is free. You’ll be eligible to attend meetings if you have made the decision to stay sober from your drug use.

How is it Useful?

Going through a detox and rehab programme in private rehab will give you a solid foundation for an ecstasy-free life. You’ll learn relapse prevention skills that will help you fight cravings and re-adjust to your environment. However, you’ll still need ongoing support to keep you on your feet as recovery from addiction is a life-long process.

NA, being a group of recovering addicts, is ideally positioned to help you maintain your recovery. Through experiences shared by fellow group members, you can bolster your relapse prevention techniques and know how to make adjustments to avoid triggers.

Pros And Cons


  • NA provides a platform to get help from people who have first-hand knowledge of what you’re going through
  • Through group meetings and communication with peers, you can rebuild your social skills and forge healthy friendships that will be valuable to your recovery
  • Group members can be a first port-of-call when you’re vulnerable and faced with powerful relapse triggers that may cause you to use again
  • Membership is free, and meetings come at no cost either
  • The feeling of accountability will come as an extra motivation to remain clean


  • NA isn’t handled by addiction psychologists, unlike group therapy

Private Addiction Counselling

Private addiction counselling involves getting treatment for the psychological problems that are connected to your ecstasy addiction through group and individual sessions during rehab. Ecstasy mainly causes psychological damage and withdrawal symptoms are mostly psychological as well. This is why counselling is an important part of treatment. You’ll work with a psychologist during one-to-one sessions and will also reap the benefits of group therapy.

How Does it Work?

Your counsellors will collaborate with you to help identify and tackle the root causes of your addiction, as well as the mental issues that may have been caused by your excessive use of ecstasy. You’ll also be taught relapse prevention strategies that will help you maintain your recovery in the long run. Some of the therapies adopted during counselling include Motivational Interviewing, Medication Assisted therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Pros and Cons

Pros of private addiction counselling:

  • This form of counselling is completely private and confidential
  • There’s easy access to specialist addiction psychologists
  • Your psychological treatment will be completely streamlined to your situation


  • Private addiction counselling is expensive

Which Treatment Service is Right for Me?

The right treatment service for you is one that treats every aspect of your life that is connected to your addiction. There are numerous treatment options available for treating ecstasy, but if you go through an inadequate one, you may find yourself at risk of a relapse without the proper support.

The best-known method of addiction treatment is going through a residential rehab. At Primrose Lodge, we only offer world-class addiction treatment that will be streamlined to your personal situation. We’re known to go above and beyond to ensure your stay at our rehab is worthwhile and that you maintain your recovery even after you leave. This is why we provide a free aftercare programme for a year to ensure you’re well adjusted to your home environment.

We recommend that you join a fellowship group to boost your resolve to stay sober in the long term. You can call us now to start your journey to recovery.

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