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Learn more about medical detox for MDMA withdrawal at Sandstone Care

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Medical Detox Explained

MDMA detox in Colorado and Virginia

Making the decision to seek treatment can be extremely challenging. One of the most important things to consider when choosing a detox program is the philosophy.

Sandstone Care’s detox and treatment philosophy includes managing withdrawal symptoms, and providing clients with a safe and comfortable environment in which to detox from drugs and alcohol.

Medical MDMA detox & addiction treatment program

Continued use of any drug can have a negative impact on every aspect of your life. This includes relationships with friends and family, physical and mental health, and education or employment status. Dispute being well versed about the risks associated with MDMA, many still regularly use this drug as a means of escape.

MDMA is well known as a “club drug”, or one that people use to avoid being present in their lives. Even though MDMA may seem harmless and not as severe as other substances, you can still develop a physical dependence on it, which is best treated by medical detox.

Detox & withdrawal are two things that every addict is familiar with, as they are very well known for being uncomfortable both physically and mentally. However, getting through the withdrawal process is the first step to getting sober and beginning a better, healthier life. While some do not feel that medical detox or any type of substance abuse treatment is necessary for those using MDMA, Sandstone Care feels differently.

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Why medical detox from MDMA is critically important

Attempting to go through detox and withdrawal without medical assistance can make the process more painful and uncomfortable, and can lead to severe health problems, and in some cases, even death.

Without the use of medication to assist in reducing physical and mental withdrawal symptoms, the likelihood of relapsing is high and there is the risk of overdosing on the drug. Additionally, having the support of a caring staff and recovery community, can ease the isolation that comes with drug addiction. This is why it’s important to enter into a detox center that offers medication and experienced staff as part of a recovery treatment plan.

During detox, you will be medically monitored by our detox centers’ team of licensed medical professionals. Both teams include medical doctors, psychiatrists, and registered nurses. You will also be given medications to ensure that your detox is as comfortable and safe as possible.

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MDMA withdrawal risks & symptoms

Just like other substances, MDMA withdrawal can be a physically uncomfortable process. Detoxing at home without being monitored by medical professionals can be dangerous to your physical and mental health and wellbeing, and suddenly stopping the use of MDMA can trigger severe and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms.

During your first few days of detox, you will be assessed regularly by the medical teams at Colorado Springs Detox Center or Virginia Detox Center to ensure that you are being given the best care possible for you condition. Assessments include making sure that vital signs are stable, your pain is managed, and that you are not experiencing symptoms of withdrawal that are life threatening.

Some typical symptoms of MDMA withdrawal include the following:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Difficulty focusing and concentrating
  • Aggression & irritability
  • Fatigue & insomnia
  • Memory issues
  • Depression
  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Dehydration

Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone, but can be extremely unpredictable and Completing your MDMA detox in a controlled environment where you can be as comfortable as possible and consistently monitored is the safest option for anyone going through detox and withdrawal.

Find MDMA Detox Centers Near Me

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Virginia Detox Center

15100 Enterprise Court, Suite 300, Chantilly, Virginia, 20151

(703) 686-5753
Age Groups: Young AdultsAdults
Levels of Care: DetoxResidential
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Colorado Springs Detox Center

Colorado Springs Detox Center

2102 University Park Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918

(719) 249-3545
Age Groups: Young AdultsAdults
Levels of Care: DetoxResidential
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis

How Sandstone Care helps

Our centers are staffed by medical doctors, registered nurses, certified addiction counselors, licensed therapists and case managers. Each person on the highly skilled team has a passion for helping teens and young adults to gain their lives back from addiction. We have two detox centers. Our Colorado Springs Detox Center sits in a quiet suburb of central Colorado Springs, while Virginia Detox Center is conveniently located in Chantilly, Virginia.

Our centers offer medically assisted detox as well as inpatient treatment. Our facilities features comfortable rooms with attached bathrooms as well as 24/7 medically supervised care that supports a safe and comfortable stabilization. Because we only accept a limited number of clients at a time, we are able to provide individualized and attentive care to every person in our program.

After you are medically stable, you will be invited to engage in the comprehensive therapeutic treatment program that addresses physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs. We offer individual and group therapy as well as various assessments that allow our clinicians to create the best individualized treatment plan for each individual.

What happens after MDMA detox?

Detox is a big step, but it’s only the beginning of the long journey to sobriety. Most people will leave Colorado Springs Detox Center or Virginia Detox Center feeling better than their addiction has allowed them to feel in a very long time, but those who do not continue with substance abuse treatment are almost guaranteed to relapse.

Medically Assisted Detox alone is not substance abuse treatment. While it provides you with a solid medical foundation, you should continue with a lower level of care such as residential treatment, intensive outpatient, or a partial hospitalization program.

Colorado Springs Detox Center and Virginia Detox Center provide each client with a comprehensive and individualized discharge plan that is tailored to meet their treatment-related needs.

Sandstone Care offers a full continuum of care including medical detox, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and transitional living program. All of our programs focus on treating the person as a whole and incorporating important wrap around services such as life skills, individual therapy, psychiatry, medication management, and group therapy, which is essential for beginning your journey to sobriety.

Why is MDMA so addictive?

MDMA, or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetically made drug that acts as both as hallucinogen and a stimulant. MDMA is also referred to as , X, Molly, or Ecstasy, and is most commonly taken in a tablet or capsule form.

MDMA affects the neurotransmitter systems in the brain that are targeted by other addictive drugs like opioids and benzodiazepines. Regular use of MDMA causes changes in the norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine systems that are associated with addiction, like increased impulsivity and poor decision making skills.

There are many conflicting reports about the MDMA’s addictive properties, however the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that regular use of MDMA can lead to tolerance, a physical dependence, and withdrawal symptoms. Continued use also can have impacts on physical health and can lead to severe psychological consequences such as insomnia, aggression, impulsivity, and depression. MDMA is particularly dangerous because of its inconsistency and short lasting effects. Because it has a short life span, many MDMA users will “stack” their use, taking several doses throughout the course of the day.

The majority of this club drug that is seized by law enforcement contains other substances like cocaine, methamphetamine, ketamine, or over the counter cough medicine. Not knowing what you’re taking is extremely dangerous, particularly when combining with other substances like marijuana or alcohol.

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The Continuum of Care

Care for wherever you are in your journey.

Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

Learn more about levels of care

5-21 days of 24/7 on-site medical supervision.

Our Medically-Assisted Detox and Inpatient Center offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe recovery from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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Detox Explained

2-6 Months

Our Transitional Living Program combines the structure of treatment and group living, with the freedom of living away from home.

This level of care is for young adults (18-30) who are not quite ready to heal from home. A safe and supportive living environment integrated with a PHP or IOP level of care so you learn life skills and healthy coping mechanisms in an environment that’s set up for your success.

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Transitional Living Overview

4 weeks of on-site day treatment.

Our Young Adult Day Treatment Program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care for young adults that offers five days of robust programming a week.

Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help young adults to stabilize, begin to understand their mental health and/or addiction struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help our clients become more like the person they want to be without using negative coping strategies or substances to get there.

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Day Treatment Explained

12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.

Our Young Adult IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address young adult needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming.

In our mood disorder track, we are able to focus on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. In our dual diagnosis track, we are able to support young adults with substance use and mental health challenges. Each focuses on developing positive social, academic, and vocational habits while continuing with their job or school responsibilities.

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Intensive Outpatient Program Explained
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