Heroin and methamphetamine have long been scourges on our communities, taking lives, creating moral deterioration and stealing away loved ones. Now there’s a new set of drugs that may be even more dangerous. These are the new synthetics.
These new synthetics may be sold as Spice, K2, Ivory Bliss or a dozen other names. They reach from Europe to every corner of the US. Their chemical compositions may change from day to day as manufacturers try to stay one step ahead of the law.
State legislatures are trying to meet the challenge of these new synthetics but it takes time to get the formulas outlawed by the passage of new bills. Where the substances are still legal, synthetic drug use outweighs meth and heroin in some towns.
Synthetic Marijuana And Bath Salts Are High On This List
While there are many drugs that are partly or wholly synthetic, the main drugs that are currently described as synthetics are drugs like new chemical substitutes said to be similar to marijuana and the new drug that is sold labeled as “bath salts.” This latter drug bears no connection with the minerals that may be put into bathwater. It’s simply a deceptive description that is supposed to evade law enforcement attention. Any buyer knows exactly what to do with any of these substances. They are going to be ingested, smoked, snorted or injected.
There are three primary chemicals that go into bath salts. They were all completely legal until the summer of 2011. One of these chemicals was mephedrone, a chemical blamed for the deaths of as many as 127 people in the British Isles.
In the US, use of bath salts has been associated with acts of terrible self-destruction and violence against others. The incident of face-eating that occurred in Miami in May 2012 is suspected to have resulted from the use of bath salts, although toxicology results are not yet available. When synthetic drug use outweighs meth and heroin in some towns, the results can be unpredictable, dangerous to the users and others in the environment, and even deadly.
Narconon Drug Help Can Bring A Person Back To Sobriety And Safety
Families may not know what to do when one of their loved ones suddenly exhibits erratic behavior that indicates use of one of these synthetics. Narconon drug help can assist them in bringing this person back to sobriety.
Recovery is not something that happens overnight. Achieving sobriety after addiction takes time for most people in most cases, more than the 28 days of a short-term rehab.
That’s why Narconon drug help is offered on an open-ended basis. In other words, a person progresses through the Narconon drug recovery program at his or her own rate, with no additional charge for a program that runs longer than usual.
Most people doing the Narconon program take two to three months to learn the new life skills they need to stay sober, to work through the thorough detoxification process that is an essential part of recovery, and to sharpen up the perceptions that were dulled by substance abuse. These steps are all part of the unique, holistic Narconon program that addresses the whole person, enabling him or her to repair the damage done by addiction.
Find out how the Narconon program can help someone you care about. Call 1-800-775-8750 today for details.