Synthetic drugs aren’t just a threat to the people who take them, they are a threat to the public as a whole. Social media sites like Instagram are widely unregulated in the way they allow the promotion of the black market for synthetics. Synthetics are impossible to stay ahead of because they are constantly changing names, chemical formula, and location of popularity. Trying to track down and prosecute a synthetic drug dealer can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
What are the Dangers of Synthetic Drugs?
The dangers of synthetic drugs do not stop there. Synthetics are so potent and powerful that absorbing them into the skin through touch, or breathing in their chemicals, can cause overdose and death. Most commonly, the dealers themselves don’t know what is in the drugs they are selling. In fact one report recently found that some synthetic drugs were made with battery acid. For example, before Fentanyl made global headline news after being the drug reported as the cause of death for musical artist Prince, it was taking other lives. In different parts of the country Fentanyl was hiding in drugs like benzodiazepines and opioid prescription painkillers.
Effects of Synthetic Drugs
Because synthetic drugs are hard to trace, the different parts of their make up contribute to different effects. Similar and consistent effects include:
- Rapid heart rate of dangerous highs
- Extreme paranoia include visions of being chased by the devil
- Profuse sweating
- Hyper speech
- Grinding the jaw
- Inconsistent speech and movement
Synthetic Drug Addiction
Synthetic drugs are cheap, potent, and rapid tolerance building. Though the effects of synthetics seem bleak, the euphoria, to an addict, is worth every single hit, even at the expense of life itself. The drug is so potent that the surge of dopamine is tantalizing to anyone subject to addiction. Despite what can be horrendous side effects, addicts continue returning to synthetic drugs. Until law enforcement can find a way to control and regulate these drugs they may not disappear.
Aurora Recovery Center offers addiction treatment programs for men and women suffering from synthetic drug addiction. Located on the beautiful beachline of Lake Winnipeg, Aurora offers premiere treatment in a luxurious, resort-like setting. Serene and tranquil, Aurora is the optimal place to heal from addiction to synthetic drugs. Are you or a loved one in need of treatment for synthetic drug addiction? Call Aurora today 1844-515-STOP.