Ecstasy has been around since 1910s, but was not used recreationally until the 1960s. For over half a century, this drug has been making an appearance at raves, concerts, clubs and just about anywhere people gather. This so-called love drug is an extremely dangerous compound that has spelled disaster for many people.
Addiction treatment centers and experts are more than a little familiar with Ecstasy. People who choose Ecstasy are, by definition, willing to take a significant personal risk in the pursuit of a high. Often, the person will also drink, smoke and possibly have already started other drugs which are known to destroy users.
If you’re concerned about the cost of treatment and how to pay for it, don’t lose hope. The medical community accepts addiction as a chronic disease, and it is treated like many other chronic diseases, and as such, most health insurance companies offer coverage for drug and alcohol treatment. Check with your insurance company and see what they offer. Some may only offer 30 days of coverage, and some may offer more, or less.
Also, talk to your treatment facility about possible grants, financial aid or the ability to pay in installments. Some treatment centers can offer scholarships to those who qualify. Make sure to contact the treatment center to see if this is an option.
If you still can’t afford treatment, consider state resources. Many states have programs for drug and alcohol treatment for those who can’t afford it. Resources are abundant, you must find one that works for you.
When you go into treatment you want to make sure that you are giving yourself the best opportunity for long-lasting recovery. In most cases traveling for treatment is the best way of doing that. When you travel for treatment you are removing yourself from negative influences, which will make it easier to focus on your treatment.
Traveling for treatment also gives you a better chance of completing the rehab program. Unfortunately, many people start rehab but are drawn away from recovery by old using friends, enablers or dealers. By finding a treatment center located away from familiar people and places, you give yourself and your recovery a better chance at success.
The professionals in the treatment center you choose will help you identify the underlying reasons for your drug use. Through individual and group therapy, you will discover a new and better way of handling stress, communicating with others and living in general.
Ecstasy use can have an impact of your family and relationships. The disease of addiction rewires the brain to make continued abuse of substances a top priority, even over eating, sleeping and responsibilities with work or the family. If addiction has had an adverse effect on your family relationships, then family therapy in rehab may be for you.
Family therapy strengthens relationships in your family. Depending on the treatment facility, your family members may be invited to counseling sessions, talks and other activities with you. Many families don’t understand the disease of addiction, or the impact that Ecstasy may be having on you.
In family therapy, family members and the patient are educated on how drugs and alcohol affect the patient, and how they impact the behavior of the patient, which then adversely affects the family. Family therapy also teaches communication skills and coping mechanisms so people can deal with the stresses in their life without using drugs and in a peaceful way.
Once you successfully complete the program at your rehab facility, next comes maintenance of your sobriety. Most rehab programs are 12-step based. When you get out of that program you can join a local chapter of the 12-step program of your choice. Ecstasy use is social in nature, so you will benefit from weekly group meetings when you finish your treatment.
One of the benefits in weekly meetings is that you can develop a support system among peers just like you, who are struggling with addiction to similar substances. This support system can help you when times get tough, and be there for you to help you avoid relapse. The people you meet in meetings provide each other with support and comradery rarely experienced elsewhere. In group meetings, you will have the opportunity to share your struggles and experiences, which can lead to more accountability, healing and growth.
You can also find sponsors at weekly group meetings who help you on a personal level to achieve your recovery goals. Everyone in recovery is encouraged to get a sponsor and to work the 12-steps. A sponsor is a sober member of the group who has worked the steps him or herself. This person will act as a mentor and confidant, helping you find your footing and path to a better life.
Check out our Find a Meeting app, and you can find group meetings in your area. Type in your city, state or zip code and various meetings will appear with their location and the time and date of the meetings. Give us a call for help finding a treatment center.