Withdrawal is one of the most difficult parts of recovery. No matter the drug, it can be impossible to manage withdrawal without medical and psychiatric support. While many people attempt to stop drug use cold turkey, both natural and synthetic drug withdrawal can be too strong for willpower alone. Unfortunately, withdrawal can lead to relapse, post-withdrawal syndrome, and overdose.
If you or someone you love is struggling with synthetic drug withdrawal, our New Hampshire synthetic drug addiction center can help. Our detox clinic provides clients with a serene, restorative detox experience in our family-focused, intimate New Hampshire clinic. Call us now at 855.959.4521 to learn more about synthetic overdose and how to get started with our detox programs.
What Are Synthetic Drugs?
Synthetic drugs are made from chemicals designed to mimic natural drugs. This means that, unlike natural drugs, they are made in government and home labs. Just like natural drugs, artificial drugs release dopamine, causing sensations of pleasure, joy, and euphoria. This makes them popular for pain relief, parties, and emotional escape. This dopamine release is called a “dopamine reward,” which leads the brain to want more dopamine and synthetic drugs. Dopamine rewards can lead to addiction, especially for those with underlying mood disorders, unprocessed trauma, and chronic stress. Because synthetic drugs often release higher levels of dopamine than natural drugs, they are even more addictive. Artificial drugs include:
- Delta 8
- Bath Salts
Synthetic drugs are made in an FDA-regulated lab or a home lab. Home labs make party drugs and other illicit drugs out of harmful chemicals. Because the FDA does not regulate them for safety and contamination, they may carry heavy metals and other poisons. They can also cause overdose with just one dose. FDA-regulated drugs can also lead to addiction and overdose despite being legal.
Artificial Drug Withdrawal
When the brain becomes dependent on a substance for certain chemical processes, it will trick the body into believing it cannot survive without more of the substance. This causes a drug craving. Cravings are often the first sign of addiction and withdrawal. Other withdrawal symptoms include:
- Changes in appetite
- Trouble sleeping
- Profuse sweating
- Reactionary behavior
- Mood swings
While initial synthetic drug withdrawal lasts a few days, leaving someone feeling better in about a week, synthetic drugs can lead to post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Also called PAWS, this syndrome causes withdrawal symptoms to return, reoccur, and persist for months after detox. This can be discouraging, scary, and a health risk. A qualified medical professional should always treat PAWS. For those dealing with benzo withdrawal, symptoms will return and worsen. For those managing opioid withdrawal, a medically-assisted detox is the most common approach to easing opioid cravings and preventing reuse. Everyone’s drug history, metabolism, and overall health are different. That’s why it’s hard to say how long synthetic drug withdrawal will last.
Mitigate Synthetic Drug Withdrawal With Medical Detox in New Hampshire Today
If you or someone you love is using synthetic drugs, don’t quit cold turkey. Whether you’re struggling with party drugs, opioids, or cannabinoids, Liberty Health Services can help. With only 24 clients at a time in our boutique, client-focused detox programs provide clients and their families the support they need for synthetic drug addiction. Our medically-assisted detox programs in serene New Hampshire provide daily therapy sessions with our addiction therapists. Clients enjoy our group and family therapy for improved communication, understanding, and growth.
Jump-start recovery today before transitioning to our partner programs for extended care. Call Liberty Health Services at 855.959.4521 to learn more about our boutique synthetic drug addiction center and enroll today.