People across the US and here in serene New Hampshire take synthetic drugs daily. Some synthetic drugs come in a prescription form, while others are found at parties, dispensaries, or purchased illegally. No matter the type of synthetic drugs, like natural drugs, they can be highly addictive and lead to overdose and death. A synthetic drug addiction treatment program is the best way to stop using synthetic drugs and prevent relapse.
If you or someone you love is using synthetic drugs, we can help. Our New Hampshire synthetic drug addiction center provides clients with a restorative detox experience. Liberty Health Services provides clients with a boutique family-focused medically-assisted detox program in serene New Hampshire. Learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment today by calling us at855.959.4521 to find the right program for you.
What Are Synthetic Drugs?
Also called artificial drugs, synthetic drugs are chemically derived. This means that, unlike natural drugs, they are made in government and home labs. Synthetic drugs mimic and enhance the effects of natural drugs like opium, heroin, psilocybin, and cannabis. Synthetic drugs are stimulants or depressants, just like natural drugs. Both artificial drugs release dopamine, causing pleasure, joy, and euphoria. This is called a “dopamine reward,” which leads the brain to want more dopamine and synthetic drugs. As the cycle continues, dopamine reward can lead to addiction, especially for those with mood disorders or chronic stress. Synthetic drugs release higher dopamine levels than natural drugs, making them more easily addictive. Synthetic drugs include:
- Bath Salts
- Delta 8
Synthetic drugs fall into two categories: those made in FDA-regulated medical labs and those made in illegal home labs. FDA prescription drugs are highly regulated, frequently tested, and controlled substances. Illicit synthetic drugs can contain a wide range of chemicals and are unregulated by any government agency for safety. Both forms of synthetic drugs can be dangerous, addictive, and easily lead to overdose.
Long-Term Effects of Synthetic Drug Addiction and Abuse
Synthetic or designer drugs may feel like a more exciting and individualized experience than natural drugs. In reality, they are potent and often laced with harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and other drugs. They can lead to detrimental long-term side effects. Some include:
- Changes in Perception: Drugs like benzos can change a person’s brain and the ability to understand the world around them, causing long-term cognitive problems.
- Hallucinations: Most synthetic drugs can cause hallucinations. This can cause paranoia, erratic behavior, and self-harm.
- Anxiety and Depression: The highs and lows of abusing synthetic drugs can worsen anxiety and depression, especially for those with pre-existing co-occurring mood disorders.
These are only a few effects of synthetic drugs. Chronic use can also lead to seizures, heart attack, and death. It’s hard to know what’s in a dose of a synthetic street drug or how potent a prescription drug becomes when crushed, snorted, or combined with alcohol.
Begin Synthetic Drug Addiction Detox Serene New Hampshire
Synthetic drugs might seem like fun, but the risk outweighs the reward. Designer drugs and other artificial drugs are dangerous, addictive, and lethal. If you or someone you love is using synthetic drugs, call Liberty Health Services for help. With only 24 clients in our intimate clinic at a time, Liberty Health Services provides boutique, client-focused detox for synthetic drug addiction. Our medically-assisted detox programs in serene New Hampshire give clients the tools to disconnect from their stressful lives and jumpstart long-term success. Our detox programs include:
- Cocaine detox
- Synthetic drug detox
- Prescription drug detox
- Valium detox
- Xanax detox
- Alcohol detox
- Opioid detox
- Opiate detox
- Benzodiazepine detox
- Heroin detox
- Methamphetamine detox
Call us now if you’re ready for comprehensive detox in an intimate setting. Reach the staff at Liberty Health Services at 855.959.4521 to learn more about our boutique synthetic drug treatment program and enroll now.