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Rehab for Designer Drug Addiction

Developing a designer drug addiction can be just as scary (if not scarier) than developing any other kind of addiction. The difference between a designer drug addiction and a regular drug addiction is that the user never knows exactly what is in the drug he or she is taking. This can make it difficult to understand exactly what part of the drug is keeping the user hooked, what side effects may occur and what can be expected during recovery. However specialized treatment is available for those struggling with designer drug addiction.

What Are Some Popular Designer Drugs?

Focusing on the top three designer drug addictions can provide a better understanding of how treatment is modified to target the specifics of the user’s addiction. These three drugs include the following:

  • Ketamine. Ketamine is an anesthetic used for pain relief in animals and people but has been adapted into a designer drug that provides hallucinogenic experiences. Upon entering rehab for a Ketamine addiction the basic rehab steps involve an initial assessment where family history, medical history, and interviews are conducted so those at the facility can gain more information about your current situation. Shortly after that, the user will begin detox. Once the patient has completed detox, he or she will meet with therapists and counselors to discuss addiction-related behaviors and to uncover what triggers them to use. From there the user will work with the rehab staff to develop skills to help avoid relapses and maintain sobriety.
  • Ecstasy. Ecstasy is hugely popular on the club scene, as it produces strong feelings of euphoria and happiness. Just like Ketamine treatment rehab for ecstasy will begin with an assessment of the user’s physical and mental health, and this assessment will be followed by detox. After detox the user will begin therapy that focuses on behaviors surrounding ecstasy use, why he or she uses and how to control urges in the future.
  • Crystal meth. Crystal meth is an altered version of methamphetamine which causes prolonged periods of happiness and feelings of euphoria. Crystal meth withdrawal symptoms include paranoia, muscle spasms, anxiety and depression. Rehab for crystal meth is more intense, as the detox period can last much longer and involve more powerful symptoms, and the programs an individual enrolls in are more detailed and intense. Rehab for crystal meth addiction may involve a longer rehab stay than that required for ecstasy or Ketamine. This gives the recovering individual time to fully understand their addiction and gain strong support for their lasting recovery.

Designer drug use is risky, as you do not know what ingredients are in your drug of choice. It is important to recognize if you have a problem with designer drug use, as each time you use you risk overdose and death.

Rehab Help for Designer Drug Addiction

You don’t have to abuse designer drugs. We can help you or a loved one find a healthy, happy and drug-free life. Our toll-free helpline is staffed by experienced recovery counselors who can assess your situation and match you to the rehab program that will meet your individual recovery needs. We are here to help 24 hours a day, so please don’t wait another day to call and learn more about your options.