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Miami Rehabs Will Help You Overcome Your Addiction
Miami is the second largest city in the state of Florida and the 42nd largest city proper in the United States with a total population of 399,457 according to the 2010 United States Census. The city is located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida. Miami is the county seat of Miami-Dad County, which is the most populous county in Florida and the either most populous county in the United States.
Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities. In 2008, Miami ranked “America’s Cleanest City”, for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs.According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world’s fifth-richest city. Miami is also known as a huge tourist attraction in Florida. The Port of Miami has been known as the “Cruise Capital of the World” for more than two decades. The city also has a well known nightlife. Many young adults spend a larger amount of time partying, bar hopping and clubbing.
Club drugs, MDMA, in Miami
With such a large nightlife in Miami there is a growing problem with club drugs being abused among the cities young residents. MDMA, also known as ecstasy, Adam, E, X, and XTC, seems to be the drug of choice in larger cities throughout Florida, such as Miami. MDMA is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. MDMA is a stimulant with mild hallucinogenic properties, it is sometimes called the hug drug, abusers claim that the drug helps them to be more “in touch” with others and “opens channels of communication.” The drug gives its abusers high energy and the ability to stay awake, partying throughout the late night hours without feeling tired. Some even take large doses of the drug continuously throughout the night to maintain their high and stay up for days on end.
- Caucasian teenagers and young adults, between the ages of 16 and 30, are the primary abusers of MDMA in Florida.
- MDMA abusers in Florida take three to five MDMA tablets at a time, a practice referred to as stacking.
- MDMA abusers combine MDMA with LSD, a practice referred to as trolling.
- MDMA often is taken in conjunction with benzodiazepines and other prescription drugs as abusers attempt to alleviate the stimulant effects of MDMA in a practice referred to as candy flipping.
- MDMA abusers are now snorting or injecting the drug.
The adverse effects of MDMA
The chronic abuse of MDMA can cause psychological problems such as confusion, depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, and paranoia. The physical effects can include muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, blurred vision, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. MDMA abuse also can cause a marked increase in body temperature leading to muscle breakdown, kidney failure, cardiovascular system failure, stroke, or seizure as reported in some fatal cases. Researchers suggest MDMA abuse may result in long-term and sometimes permanent damage to parts of the brain that are critical to thought and memory. According to the 2001 Report of Drugs Identified in Deceased Persons by Florida Medical Examiners, there were 92 deaths in the state in 2001 in which MDMA was detected in the decedent’s body. According to DAWN data, the number of MDMA related emergency department visits in Miami increased from 28 in 1997 to 184 in 2001.
Its time for a change…
It is not only MDMA that you are addicted to, you are addicted to the lifestyle that goes along with this club drug. To successfully become sober you need to make a change in every part of your life. With the help of a treatment program you will learn the key tools you need to remain sober in “real life”. When entering you will go through the detoxification, with the assistance on non-addictive prescription medications to lessen the symptoms of withdrawal, your body will be cleansed of any chemical and toxins. You will then receive medical treatment for any health conditions your may have as a result of chronic drug abuse. As well as going through behavioral modification therapy to help you take back control of your life. Do not wait any longer, contact a Rehab Program in Miami, Florida today.