Designer drugs is a flexible term referring to a variety of drugs created and developed by amateur chemists ranging from GHB, to MDMA, LSD, and even Bath Salts could be considered a designer drug. These drugs are created by blending drugs with chemicals, solvents, or household agents, and can be extremely dangerous. Because many of these drugs are newly developed, there are no laws against them, and many are technically legal. These drugs are created by amateur chemists in basements, garages, or mobile chemical labs. The truly scary thing about these drugs is you can never know the effect they will have until they are tested… on unwitting customers, usually high school and college kids. Certain concoctions of bath slats for instance, have been reported to be much more potent than the dealer or user expected, causing severe hallucinations, violent tendencies, have been reported to last up to 5 days, and may even result in death.
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One of the most popular designer drugs, ecstasy, can be a compound of a multitude of drugs, and are “cooked up” anywhere a chemistry set can be set up by amateur chemists, and users have no way of telling what exactly is in a particular concoction. Ecstasy and various compounds of ecstasy can cause long lasting brain damage effecting thought and memory and can even cause death. Other compounds, like GHB, can slow body functions down so far as to stop someone from breathing, and yet other designer drugs have hallucinogenic properties, which can be extremely dangerous if the person taking them has any sort of mental health issue. The list of designer drugs is too long to list the drug and the effects it has, but they can vary greatly, as do their addictive properties. Many of these drugs are not physically addictive, but can be extremely mentally addictive.
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When a new drug first appears on the street, it is seldom considered dangerous until the damage has already been done. If you or a family member are using designer drugs, and wondering if the consequences are real, the answer is yes. Professional treatment can help eliminate designer drug use, as it is often paired with underlying root causes. A good dual diagnosis program can help focus on these underlying causes that create the need to escape reality, or enhance a situation that should be satisfying in of itself, without adding mind altering substances. The game of Russian roulette that designer drug users play can only go on for so long before running into a bad batch of hastily thrown together chemicals. When that happens, it could end prematurely the life of you or a loved one. Call today at (866) 347-8319 and get the help needed to get clean, and start living a happy, fulfilling life free of the need to escape through chemical inebriation. Our Specialists can help find the right treatment center specializing in whatever designer drug(s) you or your loved one may be struggling with.