Guide to Detoxing from Alternative Drugs

Nowadays, people are using alternative drugs. If this is you, we can help you start detoxing from alternative drugs today. If you aren’t sure whether you need help to quit using them, hopefully, this guide can help.

People make these drugs with various chemicals that mimic the original drugs, such as cocaine and heroin.  Alternative drugs such as Spice, bath salts, Delta-8 THC and others have 500 times greater potency or even more than the original drug.

men and women in a treatment group Detoxing from Alternative Drugs

Alternative Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

The most common age group to abuse alternative drugs is 12 to 17-year-olds. However, other people use these drugs, too. Since alternative drugs such as Kron, B2 and Spice are so potent, people of all ages may abuse them to get a bigger high.

When someone goes without these drugs for even a small amount of time, they will likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Even people who don’t use a high dose of these drugs can go through severe withdrawal symptoms. The reason for this is because these drugs are so potent.

Have you or someone you know been using these drugs? If so, some of the withdrawal symptoms you may have include:

Have you or someone you know been using these drugs? If so, some of the withdrawal symptoms you may have include:

  • Tremors
  • Psychosis
  • Blurry vision
  • Chest pains
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Hot or cold flashes
  • Heart attack
  • Paranoia
  • Profuse sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Disorientation
  • Coma

As you can see, there are many withdrawal symptoms someone may experience. It is best to get professional help when detoxing from alternative drugs.

Withdrawal Timeline for Alternative Drugs

Many people have concerns about withdrawing from drugs because they don’t know what symptoms they will have. They also don’t know how long the symptoms will last. There is no guarantee for how long you will have symptoms when withdrawing from alternative drugs. However, this withdrawal timeline may give you a good idea of what to expect.

The withdrawal timeline can last years. However, the symptoms lingering that long are usually minor. The general timeline for going through detox with alternative drugs is:

The timeline can vary from one person to the next. If you were a mild to moderate alternative drug user, stage 1 may peak and subside quickly. For most mild to moderate users, the severe symptoms last 3 to 4 days.

Most mild to moderate users won’t have any symptoms after a few weeks. However, some people may have post-acute withdrawal syndrome or PAWS. This syndrome can be severe. However, ongoing medications can help to lessen the symptoms.

Getting Treatment for Alternative Drugs

There are different treatments options when overcoming an addiction to alternative drugs. You can call today to find out which treatment may be best for you.

Inpatient Treatment

One of the popular options for overcoming addiction to alternative drugs is inpatient treatment. This type of treatment is evidence-based. If you choose this option, you will live in the rehab center. Some people live there for about one month. However, if you had a severe addiction, you may stay for up to 3 months.

When in the rehab facility, you will receive medical supervision. If needed, the doctors can prescribe medications to help manage symptoms or conditions you have. You will attend therapy sessions throughout your stay.

Inpatient treatment is often the best option for alternative drug users. Since these drugs are so potent, it can be extremely tough to overcome the addiction on your own. However, when receiving inpatient treatment, you get 24/7 care.

Dual Diagnosis Disorder Treatment

Many people who have an addiction also struggle with trauma-related issues, depression, stress or anxiety. Research shows dual diagnosis disorder treatment may be the best in these cases.

Dual diagnosis treatment allows you to get treatment for your addiction and mental health issues. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs may offer this type of treatment.

Outpatient Treatment

If you receive outpatient treatment, you can live in a sober living house while getting treatment. This type of living environment allows you to receive addiction treatment without being as distracted during your recovery. You will be around others who are overcoming addiction.

With outpatient treatment, you will usually receive services 3 to 5 days a week. However, this can vary depending on your needs.

Home Detox: Is it Possible?

Many people who want to overcome an addiction consider doing so at home. However, there are far too many withdrawal symptoms that you can’t manage at home. Some symptoms are severe enough that they require around-the-clock medical supervision. You can get this supervision in a rehab center. In addition, many people who try detoxing on their own have a higher risk of relapsing.

Aftercare Services from Inpatient Rehab

One reason so many people choose inpatient rehab is because of the aftercare services they get. Aftercare is essential. It offers people in recovery to receive continued support after they leave the treatment program.

Some aftercare services you can get from inpatient rehab include:

  • 12-step support group recommendations
  • Sponsors
  • Job and life skills coaching
  • Random drug testing to help encourage you not to relapse
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Peer support
  • Medication management

If you want the most support possible in your recovery from alternative drugs, inpatient treatment may be best for you.

Get Help to Detox from Kron, Spice, B2, and Other Alternative Drugs

If you have been using alternative drugs, it is possible to stop. The best option would be to get professional addiction treatment.

Contact us today so we can help you start detoxing from alternative drugs.

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