Are synthetic drugs dangerous? Synthetic drugs are made in a laboratory to recreate the effects of illegal drugs using various chemical compounds that mimic the euphoric effects of natural drugs like opioids and cannabis. These drugs are not regulated, and manufacturers can mix substances to increase the high they create. This makes them more dangerous than natural drugs, with a higher risk of addiction, overdose, and death.
Synthetic drug addiction treatment in New Hampshire is available for people addicted to synthetic drugs. At Liberty Health Services, we use a combination of behavioral therapy and medication to create a comprehensive treatment program that addresses all aspects of addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction to natural or synthetic drugs, call 855.959.4521 or send us a message online, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Are Synthetic Drugs More Dangerous Than Natural Drugs?
Modern science allows us to take natural compounds, dissect them for their unique properties, and create powerful medications to treat pain and other symptoms. Some opioid pain medication uses a mixture of natural and synthetic compounds that increase pain-reducing properties without increasing the euphoric sensation.
Illegal drug manufacturers use this same process to increase the potency of their drugs but use synthetic chemicals instead of natural compounds to create their products. Common types of illegal artificial drugs include:
- K2/Spice – a synthetic cannabinoid
- Bath salts – synthetic cathinones
- Ecstacy/MDMA – a synthetic stimulant
- Dimethyltryptamine – a synthetic hallucinogen
At Liberty Health Services, we are well aware of the dangers of synthetic drugs and the role they play in the continuing drug epidemic in New Hampshire. Our treatment programs teach clients about the dangers of addiction and the permanent damage it can cause.
The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs
When you take natural supplements or drugs, they work with your body’s system to reduce pain and allow you to heal from various ailments. Synthetic drugs use artificial chemicals to mimic natural drug reactions with the purpose of increasing their potency. While this can be beneficial in treating chronic or severe pain after surgery, when it comes to illicit synthetic drugs, they can kill with just one dose.
Some of the additional dangers of synthetic drugs include:
- Manufacturers can use any compounds they choose to create drugs, including chemicals that are common in cleaning products and other substances that are deadly if ingested.
- The physical damage caused by synthetic drugs includes brain damage, nausea, vomiting, blackouts, high blood pressure, tremors, certain cancers, and multiple organ damage.
- The mental harm caused by artificial drugs includes hallucinations, paranoia, depression, anxiety, delusions, violent behavior, severe mood swings, violent behavior, self-harming behavior, and suicidal tendencies.
- Synthetic drugs have a higher death rate when compared to natural drugs.
- The synthetic drug fentanyl is the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in New Hampshire.
Synthetic drugs are dangerous, and people who struggle with a synthetic drug addiction should enroll in an addiction treatment program to adequately and safely detox and recover from synthetic drug use.
Join Liberty Health Services for Our Synthetic Drug Addiction Treatment in New Hampshire
At Liberty Health Services, we help people all across New Hampshire struggling with synthetic drug addiction. We provide our clients with individualized care through our residential treatment programs that include family therapy for a well-rounded treatment experience. We can help clients who are struggling with addiction to:
- Drugs like bath salts, fentanyl, and other synthetic drugs
- Prescription pain medication