Synthetic Drug Detox
Synthetic drugs are also known as designer drugs or club drugs. These drugs are manmade chemical combinations that aim to produce specific effects or naturally occurring chemicals. These drugs are not regulated by the FDA or any other entity, making their composition a true mystery.  This makes synthetic drugs especially dangerous and detoxing from synthetic drugs can include a wide range of detox symptoms due to inconsistent chemical compositions of these drugs.
At our drug detox center, we’re helping patients safely detox from synthetic drugs. Some patients don’t think they need to visit a professional detox program to get sober. But these drugs are unpredictable, making the detox process unpredictable as well. Having medical and therapeutic support at hand can help make the process much safer.
How Synthetic Drugs Work in the Brain
As with any detox process, withdrawals may occur during synthetic drug detox. Certain synthetic drugs, such as MDMA, work by binding to serotonin and blocking its reuptake. It also acts as an amphetamine in the body, creating tension and other restless effects. Both can result in post-use symptoms and withdrawals. 
Another increasingly popular synthetic drug is K2, aka spice. The drug works by binding to receptors in the brain and organs, but this synthetic drug is far more potent than marijuana. This binding creates intoxication symptoms such as seizures, kidney damage, and even hallucinations. 
Withdrawals Associated with Synthetic Drug Detox
There are unique symptoms associated with detox for certain synthetic drugs. The symptoms of MDMA detox may vary from those of kratom detox, but there can be some similarities. Symptoms of synthetic drug detox may include:
- Dry Mouth
- Blurred Vision
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Mood Changes
- Elevated Blood Pressure
The exact symptoms will vary from drug to drug. Withdrawals from halogenic drugs, including LSD withdrawals, can include hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder, aka flashbacks of hallucinations.  Withdrawal symptoms such as these can be frightening but they can be treated with therapy and necessary medications administered by professionals.
Getting Help for Synthetic Drug Detox
At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we can help patients safely detox from synthetic drugs such as spice, K2, Molly, bath salts, LSD, and others. Effective detox will address all aspects of the process, including therapeutic and medical treatment for synthetic drug withdrawal symptoms. Due to the unpredictability of these drugs, professional detox at a drug treatment center is recommended for optimal patient safety. Contact our treatment team today to learn more.