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How I overcame my MDMA addiction

Discussion in 'Share Your Rehab Experience' started by Damien Lee, May 11, 2015.

  1. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Community Champion

    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?
  2. superbobby

    superbobby Active Contributor

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm glad that rehab made you realize the need to quit. How are your friends doing right now? You should also encourage them to go to rehab if they're still not clean.
  3. MyDigitalpoint

    MyDigitalpoint Community Champion

    I have not been addict to drugs, but it's always good to know about others' experiences overcoming addiction because many times we have friends who are addicted to any drug.

    By knowing you story and how you tackled addiction, I can share this with a friend having problems with this.

    Really thanks for posting this :)