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Synthetic Drug Detox

Synthetic Detox in Florida

Synthetic drug detox can effectively prevent unpleasant or potentially lethal complications resulting from the sudden discontinuation of use and can help the individual to become abstinent from drugs.

Synthetic opioids drugs, such as illicit fentanyl and U-47700, are similar in action to morphine but are much more powerful and may have even higher potential for abuse and addiction. They can be consumed orally or by smoking, inhaling, or injecting.

When synthetic drugs have crossed the blood-brain barrier, the brain, it results in euphoria, an intensely pleasurable feeling. It is this effect that makes these drugs so addictive – once this high has been experienced, the brain, and therefore, the user seeks to re-experience this state of being repeatedly.

Prolonged synthetic drug use can lead to many adverse health complications, and users are at perpetual risk of an overdose. Users who inject drugs also often face even more issues, including contracting hepatitis C and HIV, as well as abscesses and infections from needle use.

Synthetic Drug Addiction

Addiction occurs when a person who uses drugs or abuses alcohol no longer has control over his or her use and becomes obsessed with obtaining and using the substance. Once dependent, users will likely encounter highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit or cut back, which is a primary reason why so many synthetic drug users ultimately relapse.

This occurs because over time, the brain and body become accustomed to the drug’s presence, and without it, cannot function correctly. Physical changes in the brain have become established, and the longer and more frequent the drug use, the more daunting it will seem to quit.

For this reason, the best method of recovery from synthetic drug use usually involves a medically-assisted detox where the individual can be monitored 24/7 and treated for withdrawal symptoms. Although not usually fatal, these symptoms can be quite severe, and without medical supervision, often lead to a relapse and return to regular drug use.

Following detox, enrollment in an inpatient treatment center is strongly advised to assist with long-term sustainable recovery, support, behavioral therapy, counseling, and other resources.

Signs and Symptoms of Synthetic Drug Abuse

Immediate symptoms from synthetic opioid use, aside from the euphoric high, may include dry mouth, itching, nausea, and vomiting. Next, symptoms such as a reduction in heart rate and breathing and drowsiness will occur. In some cases, the user may begin nodding off, alternating between being asleep and wakefulness.

Long-term synthetic drug use eventually causes other serious health issues, including heart problems, liver and kidney disease, and for those who inject, abscesses, infections, and collapsed veins. Extended drug use, over time, will eventually take a huge toll on the body and can lead to any number of unwanted consequences.

The Synthetic Drug Detox Process

Just Believe Recovery uses an evidence-based approach that helps individuals detoxify from drugs safety and in relative comfort. We employ a highly-skilled staff of medical and mental health providers who are equipped to manage drug withdrawal and addiction, no matter how intense or prolonged the condition may be.

Before a drug detox, we evaluate the individual’s needs by performing a full physical and psychological evaluation and gathering information about the person’s home life and family history. Using this knowledge, we develop an appropriate and effective plan for detox.

After a plan has been devised, we then help people prepare for the detox process. We ensure that he or she knows what to expect and are equipped with the support and resources they need to feel secure and be successful at recovery.

As we guide those we treat through the detox process, our goal is to make the individual as safe and comfortable as possible. With around-the-clock supervision, we can adjust our treatment plan and prescribe additional medication if needed to keep withdrawal symptoms at bay.

Synthetic Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

During drug detox, some withdrawal symptoms are a near certainty, but their intensity and duration will vary among individuals. The following effects, however, are among the most common:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Teariness
  • Appetite loss
  • Cold sweats and chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Seizure
  • Muscle cramps
  • Mood instability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Most clients who undergo detox will encounter the onset of these symptoms about 12 hours after the last drug use. For 5-7 days, the most uncomfortable symptoms are likely to occur, and after a week will usually begin to wane. However, some patients who have used drugs in very excessive amounts or for an extended period may experience symptoms beyond this time.

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