Symptoms Of Drug Addiction

Synthetic drugs

Signs that you or a loved one may have a problem with synthetic drug abuse

Drug addiction is a slippery slope. Just because someone shows the illusion of functioning in society does not mean they don't have a problem. Additionally, just because something can be obtained legally, like alcohol or prescription drugs does not make them any less dangerous and addictive than illegal or synthetic drugs.

When the high wears off and the drug of choice isn't obtainable, people act irrationally - this is a desperate space for the addict. Being 'dry' or without drugs, people will resort to measures they wouldn't normally consider in their sober and sane state. The craving need of another fix is a difficult demon to handle. Never underestimate this level of desire to get high - this is not the person you normally know and logic will not typically reach a person in this state.

Symptoms of synthetic drug addiction

The effects of these drugs can be dangerous and unpredictable, as there is no quality control and some ingredients may not be known.

Synthetic cannabinoids: Spice / K2

Symptoms of use can include:

Altered sense of vision, hearing and taste
Confusion
Elevated mood
Extreme anxiety or agitation
Hallucinations
Increased heart rate and blood pressure
Paranoia
Relaxation
Sense of euphoria
Vomiting


Substituted cathinones: Bath salts

Can cause adverse effects including death.

Symptoms of use can include:

Chest pain
Delirium
Euphoria
Hallucinations
Increased energy and agitation
Increased heart rate and blood pressure
Increased sex drive
Increased sociability
Panic attacks
Paranoia
 



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