If you’ve found yourself completely consumed by a lifestyle of synthetic drug abuse, there is still a way out. You have made a bold decision already by considering detox treatment and we are here to walk with you each step of the way.
About Synthetic Drugs
Many addictive substances are derived from natural ingredients and compounds. Synthetic drugs (also known as designer drugs), on the other hand, are created in laboratories. These drugs are oftentimes more dangerous than drugs made with naturally-derived ingredients because users don’t always know what chemicals they are putting in their bodies when they consume them. While there are plenty of myths and rumors floating around about these drugs, one thing is certain: synthetic drug abuse is very dangerous.
Synthetic drugs often come in various forms, such as liquids, pills, powders, and herbs. Some of the most dangerous synthetic drugs are:
- Synthetic marijuana
- Cathinones (bath salts)
- LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
- Molly (MDMA/Ecstasy)
- NBOMe (N-Bomb)
Effects of synthetic cannabinoid (synthetic marijuana) abuse include vomiting, racing heartbeat, elevated blood pressure, tremors, seizures, hallucinations, and suicidal thoughts and actions.
Synthetic stimulant abuse can result in increased heart rate, chest pain, extreme paranoia, delusions, and violent behavior.
Effects of MDMA abuse may include severe hyperthermia, dehydration, nausea, chills, sweating, uncontrollable jaw clenching, muscle cramping, blurred vision, and heart failure.
Unfortunately, many synthetic drugs contain chemicals that have not yet been completely identified, therefore, researchers cannot begin to describe the potential effects these chemicals may have on the human mind and body.
Do I Need Synthetic Drug Detox?
The need for synthetic drug detox will vary from person to person. If you are physically dependent on synthetic drugs, would experience severe discomfort during withdrawal without medical intervention, or risk serious health effects by detoxing on your own, a medically assisted detox program may be right for you. Contact Briarwood Detox Center today to speak to an admissions coordinator about your individual needs.