There are a wide range of dangers involved in the consumption of synthetic drugs, including their high potential for abuse and addiction.
At CuraWest we have extensive experience helping those who have been suffering at the hands of a synthetic drug addiction safely withdraw in a structured and supportive detox environment. In many cases, individuals who have been abusing synthetic drugs for any length of time will be suffering from psychological symptoms, including intense anxiety, paranoia and depression. We have licensed psychiatrists on staff, who are dedicated to effectively treating men and women of all ages and walks of life who have fallen victim to synthetic drug abuse. Our private, home-style retreat is geared towards client comfort, and we guarantee an efficient and pain-free withdrawal process that cannot be found in any hospital setting or state-run facility.
What Are Synthetic Drugs?
Most synthetic drugs are made in a lab and modeled after narcotics or hallucinogens. Some examples of synthetic drugs include synthetic cannabinoids (modeled after marijuana), synthetic cathinones and synthetic hallucinogens. Over the course of the past several years, two main synthetic drugs have been making headlines – bath salts and Spice (K2).
Bath salts: This is the name given to synthetic cathinones, a man-made stimulant drug. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, bath salts generally take the form of a brown or off-white powder, and are either ingested orally, snorted or smoked. This specific synthetic drug is commonly marketed as a cheap and accessible alternative to other illicit stimulants, like cocaine or methamphetamine. When an individual consumes bath salts, he or she is likely to undergo a wide range of severe physical and psychological symptoms, including paranoia, hallucinations, increased sociability, increased libido, hypersensitivity, panic attacks and violent or agitated behavior.
Spice (K2): Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid, designed to mimic the effects of marijuana. Unfortunately, this leads many to mistakenly believe that Spice is a safe alternative to marijuana, when in actuality, it is far more dangerous. This specific synthetic drug is made to look like the dried leaves of the marijuana plant, and is generally consumed by smoking. Psychotic effects of this chemical substance can be severe, and include extreme anxiety and confusion, paranoia and hallucinations.