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Flakka Drug Addiction

flakka drug addictionFlakka is the new drug that is bringing addiction to the next level. It's most similar chemically to bath salts, both of which cause aggressive behavior and hallucinations that can cause paranoia in the user. Flakka is a synthetic drug that is both a stimulant AND a hallucinogen. To say that flakka drug addiction is scary is an understatement. Studies are suggesting that Flakka is more addictive than Meth. It is just as addictive as bath salts in tests with rats. Flakka, also sometimes called gravel, is relatively inexpensive so the rate of use and abuse is quick and fast. It is seen as a substitute for crystal meth and costs only 25% of the price of meth.

Why is Flakka Dangerous?

When a person uses flakka, they enter into an altered state of consciousness. Sometimes they can get themselves...
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Why Detox and Rehab?

Detox and RehabIf you've never had a friend or loved on in rehab, or had to deal with addiction before, you may not understand why someone would need to detox and then also go to rehab. A common thought is that if you detox from the drugs, then you are good to go. Unfortunately, it's not as simple as, 'well, I don't have drugs in my system, so I don't want them anymore!' Oftentimes, someone will complete a detox in a standalone facility, or by themselves (which by the way, is dangerous and never recommended), or even in a hospital, only to find themselves alone after the fact and still having the desire to use with no tools or resources to say, 'no, thank you.' Or maybe they don't have the desire to use right away, but without the right tools,...
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Dangers of Alcohol Detox and Withdrawal

Alcohol withdrawal is a very serious process that can occur when someone who has been drinking heavily for weeks, months, or years stops or reduces their alcohol consumption. Without proper medical attention, alcohol withdrawal can actually result in death. It is extremely important that if someone is ready to detox from alcohol, that they seek appropriate medical care, preferably in an alcohol detox center with a corresponding alcohol rehab program. Having the continuum of care available in the same facility will greatly reduce the likelihood of relapse after someone experiences alcohol withdrawal during an alcohol detox. Symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may include the following: alcohol detox
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Shakiness
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Nightmares
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Delirium tremens (DTs)
  • Confusion
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fever
Alcohol detoxification may involve taking a short course of medication, which is tapered down throughout the detox, to help make the withdrawal safer and more comfortable. Because there is risk of...
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