A Doctor Talks About Traveling for Drug Treatment
With the continuing fight against the prescription drug abuse epidemic, more people are turning to synthetic drugs in the belief that these drugs are safer than other drugs. As a result, synthetic drugs are creating huge problems for drug treatment centers across the United States, and with resources already stretched to the limit, many Christian treatment centers are scrambling to find room to help those affected by these dangerous drugs.
One of the reasons that people are discovering synthetic drugs is because the pill mills are closing and their access to prescription pain pills is drying up. Synthetic drugs are easily accessible and cheap. They are sold in convenience stores and gas stations, and despite efforts to regulate the active ingredients, the manufacturers of the products are finding new ways to skirt any bans passed of the ingredients used to make the drugs.
Another reason that synthetic drugs have become so popular is that there is no effective test for identifying its use in a drug test. These drugs are not able to be detected in a urine or blood test, and users are still getting high from the drugs. Unfortunately, many people who are using synthetic drugs are teenagers, and they do not understand the dangers of using these products. Synthetic drugs has sent countless people to hospital emergency rooms, suffering from rapid heart rate, kidney failure, seizures, hallucinations, increased blood pressure and rage. In some extreme cases, users of synthetic drugs have died as a result of abusing these products. The users of these substances have been lulled into a sense of complacency, believing that they are safer than prescription or illegal drugs.
Christian Drug treatment centers have had to adapt the way they think about addiction treatment because of the increased popularity of synthetic drugs. It seems like despite the progress made against prescription drug abuse, drug treatment centers still have a fight on their hands with synthetic drugs. Abuse of these synthetic drugs will continue at a fast pace until the federal and state governments find an effective way to ban these substances completely.