There are a few signs and symptoms to look out for that may point to the development of psychological addiction to MDMA and Ecstasy. MDMA and Ecstasy use can sometimes be hard to detect since it doesn’t exhibit the same withdrawal symptoms as “harder” drugs like heroin. Here are a few of the most commonly reported symptoms that people who abuse MDMA exhibit.
- Using MDMA while alone or completing everyday tasks
- Noticing that you have developed a tolerance and had to take more of the drug
- Continuing to use the drug despite having considered stopping
- Spending time worrying about how and when you will acquire more
- Hiding your use from others because you know they will not approve
Using MDMA to Cope with Everyday Tasks
If you have resorted to using MDMA to make life seem more enjoyable or exciting, you have likely developed a psychological addiction to the drug. Using MDMA casually like this is one of the most telltale signs of psychological addiction if you are using MDMA or Ecstasy for this reason you may want to look into getting the help of a mental health professional, as this points to an underlying issue with depression.
Increased Tolerance to MDMA
Increased tolerance is another sign that your use is starting to escalate to into a full-blown psychological addiction. Using MDMA at a frequent enough rate to develop tolerance issues points to a severe problem.
Worrying about how you will Obtain More MDMA
If you notice that you spend a significant amount of time throughout the week worry about whether or not you will be able to obtain more of this substance, you have likely grown psychologically dependent on the drug.
Hiding your use from Friends
If you are being secretive and hiding the amount that you use from your friends, you are likely doing so because you are already away of the fact that the amount that you are consuming Is dangerous to your wellbeing.
Some other signs that may point to Ecstasy/MDMA addiction
- Intrusive thoughts about consuming the drug
- Isolating yourself from loved ones
- Stealing to obtain money to purchase the drug
- Reduced performance at work or school
- Mixing MDMA/Ecstasy with other drugs to “enhance” the effects
- Loved ones commenting on changes in your behavior
Ways to tell if a Person is High on MDMA or Ecstasy
- Extreme pupil dilation
- Grinding of the teeth
- Noticing that a person is lovingly touching random objects and people
- Noticing that a person is more empathetic than usual
- Noticing that a person seems more excited about life than usual
- Noticing that a person is drinking more fluids than usual
All of the symptoms listed in this article will vary depending on the person and their own unique body and brain chemistry. All drugs affect people differently depending on factors that are unique to the individual. However, most people that experience a psychological dependence or addiction to MDMA/Ecstasy will exhibit some combination of the signs and behaviors listed above.