Synthetic Drug Detox Treatment and Recovery
Synthetic drug abuse is a global phenomenon with dangerous consequences. Bath salts, Krokodil, synthetic marijuana, Molly and the drug known as Gravel (the main ingredients of which are Klonopin and bath salts) are among the leaders and have made determining the right synthetic drug detox treatment and recovery difficult.
A Dangerous Phenomenon
Synthetic marijuana is not the same as the marijuana that was recently legalized in Washington and Colorado. In most cases, the material used in synthetic marijuana includes chemicals such as household cleaning products applied to potpourri. Another synthetic drug is “Molly” and is different from the MDMA or Ecstasy version. The new synthetic drug is a highly toxic chemical that is produced in clandestine labs. Krokodil is yet another synthetic drug that is deemed quite deadly. Krokodil is a combination of the morphine substitute desomorphine and has been classified as a synthetic opiate with a similar structure to heroin. The grotesque effects of Krokodil have been identified as a flesh rotting bacteria that exposes bone and muscle. The latest synthetic drug making its way across America is “Gravel” which is a combination of bath salts and the benzodiazepine seizure disorder drug Klonopin. While bath salts is not a new drug, the variation known as Gravel has made it extremely difficult for emergency departments to test for and treat.
Physical and Psychological Signs and Symptoms
Synthetic drugs, like other drugs, present the same potential for psychological and physical addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, poison control centers as well as healthcare professionals have witnessed an increase in the number of individuals experiencing the side effects of synthetic drugs. The side effects of synthetic drug abuse include:
- Chest pains/high blood pressure
- Speech problems
- Kidney failure
- Muscle damage
- Extreme psychosis
- Delusions and hallucinations of extreme violence
- Agitation and paranoia
Synthetic Drug Treatment and Recovery
Synthetic drug treatment and recovery has been a challenge due to the lack of understanding regarding the composite of the drugs including chemical make-up. Add to this the unknown addictive capabilities and treatment has been difficult. There are no tests available to detect most of the synthetic drugs available today and no effective path for treatment. Individuals who end up in the emergency department are made as comfortable as possible, but without a plan for treatment medical professionals are at a loss. In most cases, medical detox is seen as the appropriate method for treatment with intravenous therapy as the most preferred by doctors. After the patient has successfully completed detox, enrolling in a rehab treatment program, or community support group, to continue recovery is strongly encouraged. Gallus Detox Center can help with synthetic drug detox treatment and recovery? Call us today at 855-338-6929 and speak with one of our admission team members. All calls are confidential!