Synthetic drugs are common and often easy to get. Some synthetic drugs come in a prescription form, while others are made illegally in home labs. No matter the type or source of synthetic drugs, they can be highly addictive and lead to overdose and death. Synthetic drugs like meth and fentanyl are the country’s leading causes of drug-related death. Synthetic drug detox is the safest, most effective way to stop using synthetic drugs and prevent relapse, overdose, and drug-related death.
If you or someone you love uses synthetic drugs, know you are not alone. Our clinic can help. Our New Hampshire synthetic drug addiction center provides clients with a boutique synthetic drug detox experience. Liberty Health Services provides clients with family-focused medically-assisted detox in serene New Hampshire. Learn more about our dual diagnosis detox programs today by calling us at 855.959.4521 to find the right program for you.
What Are Synthetic Drugs?
People across the country and here in serene New Hampshire take synthetic drugs daily. Also called artificial drugs, synthetic drugs are chemically designed to mimic and enhance the effects of natural drugs like opium, heroin, psilocybin, and cannabis. This means that, unlike natural drugs, artificial drugs are made in government and home labs in the US and abroad. Synthetic drugs come in stimulants or depressants, just like natural drugs. Both kinds of artificial drugs work by releasing high levels of dopamine, causing sensations of joy, pleasure, and euphoria. They can also cause feelings of motivation or relaxation. This response is called a “dopamine reward,” which leads the brain to want more dopamine from synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs release higher dopamine levels than natural drugs, making them more easily addictive, especially for those with co-occurring disorders like anxiety or depression. 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 synthetic drugs can be dangerous and addictive and easily lead to overdose.
Why Are Synthetic Drugs so Dangerous?
Synthetic drugs, artificial, or designer drugs, may feel more exciting than natural drugs. They might also be a cheaper, more accessible option. They are more potent than natural drugs and often laced with harmful chemicals, heavy metals, and other drugs. Meth, for example, is made from several toxic chemicals that are unsafe to consume. Drugs like meth and fentanyl may be cut with other substances that increase their lethal power. Some dangers of synthetic drugs include:
- Changes to a person’s brain
- Erratic behavior
- Damage to lungs
- Damage to veins
- Weakening of the cardiovascular system
These are only a few effects of synthetic drugs. 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. Chronic synthetic drug use can also lead to seizures, heart attacks, and death. Detox is the safest way to stop using synthetic drugs and get the mental and physical support needed for a healthy recovery.
Begin Synthetic Drug Detox Today in Serene New Hampshire
If you or someone you love is using synthetic drugs, don’t quit cold turkey. Call Liberty Health Services for help. Our medically-assisted detox programs in serene New Hampshire give clients the tools to disconnect from life’s stressors and jumpstart long-term wellness. 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
With only 24 clients in our intimate clinic at a time, Liberty Health Services provides boutique, client-focused detox for synthetic drug addiction. If you’re ready for compassionate detox in an intimate setting, call us now at 855.959.4521 to learn more about our boutique synthetic drug treatment program and enroll.