Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Synthetic drugs such as bath salts and 'spice' have grown to epidemic popularity in the past few years, and while no many studies have been done on long and short-term effects of its use, it is quite evident that its use is quite dangerous.
One of the main dangers of these drugs, is the fact that its complete chemical makeup is not known outside of the manufacturing plants where they come from. Add to this that the manufacturers are constantly changing the exact chemicals used in its production to avoid having any one 'blend' being put on State or Federal controlled substances lists. By changing the chemicals constantly, the manufacturers are not only skirting the law, but they are also creating an environment where the drugs users are literally guinea pigs for the ever-changing chemicals.
Not only are the chemicals used a danger to users, but there is also another danger withing the packages that many often do not realize. Foreign bacteria, mold spores, and other biotic elements can make their way into the mixtures. These spice mixtures offer a perfect environment for the breeding of infectious elements. Because these products are not regulated by the FDA (They are technically not even meant for human consumption) there are no regulations that say these products should be checked for molds or spores. If a user smokes herbs that have been infected with mold spores, this could lead to chronic lung infection and even death within as little as weeks. This is why it is so important for users to get help immediately and seek out help from a chemical dependency treatment center and stop the use of the drugs as soon as possible.
There is no doubt that these synthetic drugs are very dangerous, both in the short-term and the long-term. If you know of someone who has been using these dangerous (and widely available) drugs, or has developed a full blown addiction to these drugs, it is important that they seek treatment at once. There are many chemical dependency treatment programs out there that treat this growing new trend of drug use.
New Dawn Recovery Center is a California based treatment center that accepts patients from all around the country. Visit their official website to learn more about available treatment options and programs and get help for those loved ones today: