During the mid-90s I was a rave-party promoter and part-time DJ. The popularity of ecstasy / MDMA was at an all time high, even though the dangers were self-evident to all. I saw many party-goers overdose in the middle of dance floors, the same occurred to a close friend of mine during the sweltering summer of '98. While I was not a heavy-user, I would still do ecstasy just about every weekend. The high was amazing and it was just the thing to do with your friends during that time period. After my friend overdosed and ended up in hospital, several days later I had a visit by a constable at my door step. He thought I was a dealer but I eventually cleared my name. The constable later realized I was just a user of the drug and he advised I visit a rehab clinic. When I met some other users at rehab and they shared their experiences - which were way worse than mine. It was at that point I decided to quit. I took things seriously and followed all the advice I was given. I even stopped hanging around some folks that were bad news, I used a support network which included family members. Regular prayer and exercise and focusing on other things also helped me overcome my addiction to ecstasy. That's how I dealt with my addiction. What were you addicted to an how did you overcome it?