Synthetic Drugs Addiction
COMMON STREET NAMES:
N-Bomb: Smiles, Dime, GNOME, 25I, 25C, 25B, Solaris, Legal Acid, New Nexus. Bath Salts: Khat, Flakka, Arctic blast, Bliss, Blizzard, Stardust, Red Dawn, Vanilla Sky, White China, Route 69, Monkey Dust, Bloom, Zoom, White Lightning, Hurricane Charlie, Glow Stick. Synthetic Marijuana: Spice, K2, Potpourri, Bliss, Genie, Lava, Scooby Snacks, Mojo, Zen, Skunk, Chill, Bonsai-18, Chaos, Dream, Aroma, Lava
Designer and synthetic drugs are dangerous man-made chemicals put together to avoid being classified as “illegal” and are sold in stores or online as herbal blends, incense, potpourri, jewelry or phone cover cleaners and plant food. Often advertised and marketed as “legal” and “natural”, there is nothing safe about these deadly drugs.
Effects of designer drugs on the mind include confusion, altered time, hallucinations, extreme anxiety and delusion, panic attacks, paranoia, psychosis, violent aggression, suicidal and homicidal thoughts and actions.
Effects of using synthetic drugs can last 12 hours or more and mimics the effects of methamphetamines.
Synthetic marijuana can have 100-800 times the potency of THC, the psychoactive drug in marijuana.
Extreme small doses of synthetic drugs can lead to overdose and death. Just 750 micrograms of N-bomb, the size of 6 grains of table salt, is enough to cause an overdose.
These designer synthetic drugs are usually sold in foil or plastic packages with fun and colorful graphics on the labels to attract children and teens. It is also sold in capsules and liquid form. It could be snorted, injected, consumed with food and water, or taken rectally.
IS THIS DRUG ADDICTIVE:
Designer drugs are synthetic, meaning they are man-made and the chemical makeup is often altered to avoid being labeled as “illegal”. For this reason, there is not enough scientific data on the dependency and addictiveness of these drugs. What is known is the devastating, irreversible, and fatal results from using designer and synthetic drugs. Symptoms of withdrawal from Synthetic Drugs are similar to the effects of Methamphetamine withdrawal including: heavy cravings for the drug, nightmares, profuse sweating, nausea, tremors, headaches, insomnia, diarrhea, and muscle pain.
SIGNS OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE:
Signs of use include:
- Uncontrollable craving for the drug
- Euphoria cascading into Paranoia
- Severe Aggravation
- Self Harm
- Suicidal Thoughts or Actions
- Skin Crawling Sensation
- High Fever
- Pain at the back of throat or mouth
- Excessive grinding of teeth
- Violent behavior
These drugs are often marketed and sold as incense, potpourri, aromatherapy, and herbal blends labeled “Not For Human Consumption”. Bleach is sold in stores but consumption can be deadly. No difference with these products. They are deadly chemicals and are not safe or natural.
Bath Salts can create psychotic, delusional and extremely aggressive behaviors that have lead to both suicide and homicide There are documented cases of Bath Salt users attacking and literally eating the flesh of another human being. . Psychotic “zombie” attacks, including an infamous incident in Miami where a Bath Salt user was found eating the face off a homeless man, have been reported.
Drug and alcohol dependence disorders and addictions are medical conditions that can be effectively treated. The first step is to recognize the problem and seek help for yourself or loved ones. To speak to a caring, experienced addiction advisor call 1-800-601-0759 or fill out the contact form below.