Are you or someone you love considering a synthetic drug detox? At Guardian Recovery Network we understand how difficult synthetic drug withdrawal can be. The symptoms make quitting hard even when someone desperately wants to stop. The key to overcoming this obstacle is a medically supervised detox where withdrawal symptoms can eased with medication in a comfortable, supportive, homestyle environment. Beyond physical stabilization, detox is also an important time to plan a path forward in recovery. At Guardian Recovery Network we first provide a safe, pain-free detox, then we get to work putting together a plan for long-term sobriety. We perform an in-depth initial evaluation and tailor a treatment plan unique to each client’s needs and recovery goals.
About Synthetic Drugs
In 2008 the Office of National Drug Control Policy published a warning that referred to synthetic drugs as a rapidly emerging threat. Synthetic drugs — also called “designer drugs’ — are man-made drugs manufactured to produce a high similar to illicit drugs. Street names for some common synthetic drugs are Spice, K2, Bath Salts, Molly, Ecstasy, Flakka and Meow Meow.
Synthetic cannabinoids — a synthetic drug that tries to mimic the high of Marijuana — were first reported in the U.S. in 2008 when a shipment of Spice was discovered and seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Since first introduced in the country there has been an increasing amount of differing synthetic drugs available to members of the general public — and some synthetic drugs are easy to obtain. Some are even sold directly out of gas stations or liquor stores, marketed as something entirely different (and often marketed to teenagers and young adults). Because the contents of these drugs are constantly changing, it is impossible to accurately pinpoint their effects. While health warnings have been widely and repeatedly issued, the quickly changing variety of chemicals used during the synthetic drug manufacturing process makes government regulation incredibly difficult.