Santa Rosa, California Rehab

Santa Rosa California rehabAs the home of three colleges, Santa Rosa, California is not only the most populous city in the state’s Wine Country, it’s also home to a large number of students aged 18 to 25.  This is a demographic is responsible for about 60 percent of drug use in the United States which means that Santa Rosa is no stranger to addiction. Since many college students get involved in the party scene, drugs like ecstasy are popular, with 20 percent of recreational drug abusers in college using it at least once.

A drug like ecstasy may seem like it’s harmless to you as you’re out dancing and having a good time, but you need to recognize that there are serious long-term effects, and if you can’t stop using it on your own, then you need to seek addiction treatment.

Effects of Ecstasy Abuse

It’s a misconception that ecstasy is not a dangerous drug because it’s not physically addictive, but the reality is that it has been linked to a number of negative effects, including:

  • Depression.  The use of ecstasy creates emotional highs and when coming down from the drug, Santa Rosa residents may become depressed.
  • Sleep issues. As ecstasy acts as a stimulant, sleep disturbance can occur with use.
  • Anxiety. Ecstasy can cause severe anxiety issues before or after withdrawal.
  • Changes in mental ability. Some research has indicated that regular use of this drug can lead to a decline in memory.
  • Overheating. While under the influence of ecstasy, individuals can forget to hydrate themselves and may overheat if they’re constantly moving due to increased energy levels. Hypothermia can also occur, because individuals may feel physically hot and expose themselves to environmental elements without recognizing they’re doing harm.

Anytime you use ecstasy, you are exposing yourself to all of the risks outlined above, although you can get a better understanding of the dangers if you know how the drug works.

How Ecstasy Works

Ecstasy works by releasing serotonin which is a neurotransmitter. It also can block the re-uptake of this transmitter (serotonin) by the synaptic terminal. This results in a depletion of serotonin in the brain, and the cells that release the neurotransmitters are damaged.   It’s this process that is linked to the onset of memory problems due to ecstasy use.

Santa Rosa Addicts Can Get Help

If you or people you know in Santa Rosa have an ecstasy addiction, help is available. By calling the toll-free number provided,  all addicts can learn of available treatment options that will start them on the path to recovery.

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