Ecstasy as a means of helping quit cocaine?

Discussion in 'Ecstasy & MDMA' started by ramjet, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. ramjet

    ramjet Silver Member

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    Sorry if this has been dealt with before. I couldn't find anything with the search engine.

    My friend Gurner used to use cocaine fairly regularly on a social basis, purchasing an eight ball every month - every two weeks. In September last year he was caught by the police and cautioned for possession following a drugs test going into a bar. This caused Gurner to re-assess his habit, which, among other things, was costing him about 1/3 - 1/4 of his income every month, so he decided to take a break, and maybe even quit completely. It's now been 5 months since Gurner last snorted.

    One of the things that helped Gurner stay off the chang was ecstasy. He found that sometimes the temptation to buy coke was overwhelming and he new he would give in unless he found a replacement of sorts. As such, around once a month on big nights out he would buy some ecstasy tabs and his overwhelming cravings to do coke was replaced with a wonderful feeling of peace, love and well-being. He knows that swapping one addiction for another isn't really ideal, but he doesn't crave pills in the same way he craves coke and finds that they are ideal when it comes to beating his coke cravings, which are gradually fading away. He also finds them a lot cheaper and is starting to appreciate E in a different way. As well as feeling incredibly sociable and happy on E, he also finds that E can have good introspective qualities, allowing him to analyse himself and distance himself from his immediate desires.

    Has anyone else had a similar experience using ecstasy to beat an addiction to another drug?
     
  2. The Doors

    The Doors Titanium Member

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    I have read about various reports that people who have used Ecstacy said that their usual habits or even "illness" (ie: asthma, smoking cigarettes, weed...) were reduced during their trip or even after it. Ecstacy, in SWIM's opinion, can be life altering in so many ways, it has been for him. SWIM's pot consumation has greatly reduced since his E trip, though it cant be compared to a cocaine addiction. Good to see that E has benefited Gurder and keep going strong!
     
  3. mattprice

    mattprice Newbie

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    I used to be addicted to coke real bad. It's probably THE worst drug I have ever done. He wishes he would've never started, because he would be a lot richer right now. Anyway, one day while SWIM and his friend were trying to get some coke, he ran into a friend that sold E. SWIM ended up buying some and trying it. I have never looked back to coke since....
     
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    Hmmmm....that's interesting, I have alos heard that from other friends, Swim may have to give that option a go-around....
     
  5. Nagognog2

    Nagognog2 Iridium Member

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    Yes, MDMA can help break a dependency on a drug. But if you are of an addictive nature (no fault of your own), then you could end up replacing the cocaine - in this instance - with a dependency on MDMA. Rather like the alcoholic who replaces his evenings in a bar with an evening in an AA meeting drinking coffee. One might be healthier, but the central issue remains unaddressed.
     
  6. betsym

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    I agree with everyone here and knows from experience that MDMA can indeed break some other habits such as cocaine but swim also knows that eventually MDMA can leave a person with some serious depression problems where there doesn't seem to be any pleasure in anything. Then, swim can either look for yet something ELSE to replace THAT or just deal with feeling lousy all the time. MDMA doesn't keep having the same effect time after time if used regularly and someone trying to replace one habit with something else may not be likely to stick to occasional use. I would suggest few and far between doses for just when the cravings are overwhelming and making the most of those times. If You holds those times to be sacred and something to not just become another habit, then that is the only way to do it. Swim learned that the hard way but she DID learn. I am into finding natural "brain boosters" and natural highs now and they actually do work. Swim also feels compelled to help others who may be suffering or have suffered from the same thing.