People across the United States and New Hampshire use drugs daily. Whether someone is taking prescription medication or using illicit substances, it’s important to know the difference between natural and synthetic drugs, their potency, and the potential for overdose. While there are major differences between synthetic and natural drugs, they are equally addictive.
If you or someone in your life is struggling with drug abuse, our New Hampshire synthetic drug addiction treatment program can help. Liberty Health Services provides clients struggling with synthetic and natural drugs with a boutique family-focused medically-assisted detox program. Learn more about dual diagnosis treatment in New Hampshire today. Reach our staff at 855.959.4521 to get started with synthetic drug addiction treatment.
What Are Natural Drugs?
As the name suggests, natural drugs are derived from natural substances like plants or animals. They are often made with little processing and without extra ingredients.
- Psilocybin mushrooms
Heroin is a semi-synthetic drug, which means it can be laced with other natural or synthetic drugs, while opium, marijuana, and cocaine come from natural sources.
What Are Synthetic Drugs?
Synthetic drugs are made in medical or home labs to mimic the effects of natural drugs, often creating a stronger, more potent high. Many synthetic drugs are party drugs like MDMA. Other synthetic drugs include:
- Bath Salts
Synthetic drugs are often sold and shared under various code names that often refer to the drug’s effect. While synthetic stimulants are popular on the party scene and, to improve work performance, synthetic opioids are used to soothe physical, mental, and emotional pain. Synthetic opioids are significantly stronger than opium and heroin, making it much easier for someone to overdose and die from fentanyl or OxyContin. Synthetic cannabinoids like THC are increasingly common in edibles like gummies. They create a stronger high than smoking, vaping, or natural THC edibles.
Are Synthetic and Natural Drugs Both Addictive?
Despite differences, synthetic and natural drugs have the same effect on the brain. They increase dopamine, creating a “dopamine reward” effect. This means that when a drug floods the brain with dopamine, the chemical that causes joy and pleasure, the brain will want more. This is the brain’s natural response. Unfortunately, it is also what leads to drug addiction. Both synthetic and natural drugs are highly addictive. If a synthetic drug is stronger than a natural drug, it may lead to addiction more quickly. Co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD will also affect how quickly someone develops an addiction to natural or synthetic drugs.
Start Synthetic Drug Addiction Treatment Today in New Hampshire!
If you or someone you love is struggling with synthetic drugs, don’t quit cold turkey. Synthetic drugs can be hard to stop taking and easy to overdose on. Call Liberty Health Services for help. Founded by clinicians with a background in sober living aftercare, Liberty Health Services provides an intimate, boutique, client-focused detox for synthetic and natural drug addiction. Our detox programs in serene New Hampshire give clients the tools and view they need to disconnect from their stressful lives and jumpstart long-term success.
With only 24 clients at a time, our intimate clinic provides family-focused individual, group, and family therapy alongside medically-assisted detox. Our clinicians pair clients with post-detox programs for comprehensive treatment and long-term care. In a boutique, picturesque clinic, clients at Liberty Health Services enjoy a range of detox programs for cocaine, opiates, opioids, other drugs, and alcohol.
Call Liberty Health Services Now to Get Started
Don’t let synthetic or natural drugs take over your life. Call Liberty Health Services at 855.959.4521 to learn more about our synthetic drug treatment program and get started today.