Meth & Club(teenage) Drugs Treatment Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA
At moderate dosages, GHB causes feelings of relaxation, euphoria, and a lack of inhibition, much like alcohol does. At higher dosages, GHB induces a sleep so deep that it can be mistaken for coma.
Since GHB occurs naturally in the human body (and serves as a precursor in the production of GABA), the chemical is relatively nontoxic. Still, synthetic forms of GHB can irritate the stomach and cause Club(teenage) Drugs.
(Crystal Methamphetamine, Other Club(teenage) Drugs, Ecstasy, GHB, Rohypnol, Ketamine, PCP, LSD)
Drugs of all types can be addictive but when they become addictive they have two things that are in common. Drug abuse causes a calming, pleasant effect which is followed by irritability and paranoia.
Amphetamines suppress the normal production of adrenaline. This causes a chemical “teeter-totter” and the high is followed by irritability. Because he suppresses adrenalin glands, it takes more of the drug to get a good feeling again. This causes a vicious horrible cycle of dependency, and finally addiction.
A terrible by product of amphetamines is a fact that they constrict blood vessels, increase blood pressure your breathing rate and your heart rate, all of which cause heart disease. If they are used frequently by a drug abuser, the rate of death and time of death decrease considerably. They also push sugar and fat into the blood stream, dilate pupils, and temporarily speed up brain functions, but leave the body unable to cope with the thoughts.
The after effects of this “high” are combined with heart disease and include feelings of alertness, paranoia, fear enough to take flight, i.e. run away from the present surroundings, agitation to fight, panic, hallucinations, seizures and finally stroke or heart attack, even in the very young.
As we said before the use of amphetamines grows with each use. These drugs suppress the body’s ability to create the chemical messenger’s it needs. Since it can suppress it, and the drug itself depletes adrenaline and dopamine, the brain adapts to the presense of the drug. The drug abuser then begins to use more, and the more the drug user takes, the worse the condition becomes. This continues until the toxins in the body can no longer be defeated and hospitalization and death can, and if not treated, will occur.
Amphetamines were at one time used to lose weight; in fact many weight loss drugs have some type of amphetamines. The drug makes you feel full so you do not need to eat, even though your body actually needs it, your brain tells you otherwise. The body feed off itself causing a temporary and dangerous weight loss. If the drug abuser stops for any length of time the body will come to normal after two or three days and the abuser will be hungry again. New users will feel hungry as soon as they come off the “high” of the drug.
Amphetamine Withdrawal Treatment Center
As more of the amphetamine comes into the body, more of the body’s natural chemistry is suppressed. Eventually, natural reward messenger chemical production is almost shut down completely. If the drug is removed at this time, there will be a feeling of panic. This extreme state of irritability, tension and anxiety is what is called withdrawal.
The severity and length of the symptoms vary with the amount of damage done to your normal dopamine and adrenaline creation in the body through amphetamine use. The most common symptoms are: drug craving, irritability, loss of energy, depression, fearfulness, wanting to sleep a lot, or difficulty in sleeping, shaking, nausea and palpitations, sweating, hyperventilation, and increased appetite. These symptoms can commonly last several weeks after you stop using amphetamine. With medical treatment, these symptoms can be handled and eliminated much more quickly.
Crystal Methamphetamine Programs (Meth, Crystal, Crank, Speed)
Crystal Methamphetamine is a chemical that has stimulant properties similar to adrenaline. It may be used through snorting, smoking or injection. While there are some users who will smoke amphetamine, this is not a common practice.
Other Club(teenage) Drugs in San Juan Capistrano, CA
This entire category of drugs is fairly new and consists of a variety of different chemical compounds. Although the actual drugs contained in this category have been around for quite sometime, they have not shared the popularity of other drugs until the last 10 years or so.
There are several drugs of choice in this category, for the most part they are manufactured by back yard chemists who have no regard for the user. The user will never know exactly what they were taking because the ingredients differ from “batch to batch”.
This inconsistency adds greatly to the dangers of taking this drug, the two pills one took last week-end which seemed to give you a good time, might cause brain damage, psychotic breaks, or death this weekend because it is a different “batch”. We will cover a few of the more popular drugs in the Club(teenage) Drug category.
Ecstasy (MDMA, “X”, “E”, Adam)
Ecstasy is a stimulant that combines the properties of Methamphetamine or speed with the properties of mescaline, which gives ecstasy hallucinogenic components as well. An Ecstasy “high” can last anywhere from the average 4-6 hours all the way to 24 or more.
Ecstasy effects cause a feeling of euphoria, enhanced mental and emotional clarity, anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy doses can causes hallucinations, sensations of floating, depression, paranoid thinking, and violent irrational behavior. Recent research indicates that the drug has the potential to damage the serotonin receptor sites as well as the serotonin neurons of the brain (11). Serotonin is a chemical that lines the membranes of the brain making sure signals are not crossed. When there is a lack or imbalance of serotonin, the brain develops major problems.
Ecstasy was originally used by psychologists and therapists as a therapeutic tool, an acute anti-depressant.
There is a myth that doing Ecstasy once in a while will not hurt you. There are also many counterfeit ecstasy pills being sold which cause death. Getting high on Ecstasy can lead one to do things that you normally would not do. It creates a risky behavior such as unprotected sex or taking other unwise chances such as jumping off buildings. People quickly build a tolerance to ecstasy and soon need more than one pill, just to get the same effect as the first time.
Ecstasy users commonly report a “burnout” for one-two days afterward, characterized by tiredness, soreness, and dullness of the senses and mental processes. It is possible that this is a result of temporary depletion of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, and that the brain needs time to replenish them.
The use of Ecstasy has been linked with a wide range of abnormalities such as impaired memory, chronic depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sleeplessness, “de-personalization”, “de-realization”, reduced cognitive ability, flashbacks, hallucinations, and paranoid delusions. Persons taking large quantities of Ecstasy in a binge pattern of use were thus at risk. Heavy users might develop depression and anxiety in the future. A user becomes a veritable neurological time-bomb.
Ecstasy is psychologically addicting and the most common withdrawal symptom of this addiction is depression.
Ecstasy raises your body temperature and makes you restless so you have to keep on moving and you literally overheat and cook your insides. Some people who have died from Ecstasy have had body temps over 108 degrees. People that have overdosed usually experience overheating; panic attacks; faintness; severe dehydration, and loss of consciousness before death.
GHB (Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Scoop, Easy Lay)
GHB may be made in homes by using recipes with common ingredients. At lower doses, GHB can relax the user, but as the dose increases, the sedative effects may result in sleep and eventual coma or death. Coma and seizures can occur following abuse of GHB and, when combined with ecstasy, there appears to be an increased risk of seizure. Combining use with other drugs such as alcohol can result in nausea and difficulty breathing. GHB may also produce withdrawal effects, including insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating.
A clear liquid, GHB is often mixed with fruit juice to conceal its salty, unpleasant taste. First synthesized by a French researcher in the 1960’s, GHB is structurally similar to the neurotransmitter GABA and triggers its effects, by increasing the brain’s supply of the neurotransmitters GABA and dopaminenausea or vomiting. Confusion and impaired motor skills may also occur, particularly at higher dosages, but food can reverse these effects. Its use in combination with alcohol intensifies effects, and the risk of overdose.
Although tolerance to GHB’s effects appears with long-term use, it does not produce physical dependence. GHB can be psychologically addictive, however, particularly for those with a history of chemical dependency. Effects begin within 5-20 minutes of ingestion and last 1-3 hours, but can be prolonged through repeated dosing.
Since about 1990, GHB (gamma- hydroxybutyrate) has been abused in the U.S. for euphoric, sedative, and anabolic (body building) effects. As with Rohypnol and clonazepam, GHB has been associated with sexual assault in cities throughout the country. Following incidents of drink “spiking,” and allegations that GHB was used in incidents of date rape, federal legislation designating GHB as a Schedule I controlled substance was signed into law in February, 2000, banning possession and sale of the drug throughout the United States.
Because of concern about Rohypnol, GHB, and other similarly abused sedative-hypnotics, Congress passed the “Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996” in October 1996. This legislation increased Federal penalties for use of any controlled substance to aid in sexual assault. Information and educational materials on Rohypnol and GHB directed toward college students are available from the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center at 1-800-END-RAPE (1-800-363-7273). These materials are also being distributed by the U.S. Department of Justice to law enforcement agencies throughout the country. (Source: http://usdoj.gov )
Rohypnol (Roofies, Rope, Ruffies, R2, Ruffles, Roche, Forget-pill)
Rohypnol is tasteless and odorless. It is a member of the benzodiazepine family. It was titled the origin “Date Rape” drug, as one of its main effects especially when taken with alcohol is that it produces amnesia. It mixes easily in carbonated beverages. Rohypnol may cause individuals under the influence of the drug to forget what happened. Other effects include low blood pressure, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion and stomach upset.
Ketamine (‘K’, Special K, Vitamin K, Ket)
Ketamine is an anesthetic that was developed in 1960 and approved for use on animals. Use of a small amount of ketamine will result in loss of attention span, learning ability and memory. At higher doses, ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, high blood pressure, depression and severe breathing problems.
PCP Program Treatment in San Juan Capistrano, CA
PCP is used as a veterinary anesthetic, primarily for use on primates. PCP is often sprinkled on marijuana and smoked. PCP can cause delirium, amnesia, high blood pressure, depression and severe breathing problems. Chronic use may result in psychiatric problems including depression, anxiety and paranoid psychosis. Accidents, injuries, and violence occur frequently while under the influence of PCP.
LSD Program Treatment in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide may cause unpredictable behavior depending on the amount taken, where the drug is used, and on the user’s personality. LSD is a hallucinogenic and frequently causes the user to see things that are not real. A user might feel the following effects: numbness; weakness; nausea; increased heart rate; sweating; loss of appetite; “flashbacks” and sleeplessness.
Solutions for Recovery unique Crystal Meth Abuse medical treatment program, developed and supervised by physicians specializing in addiction medicine, helps patients addicted to amphetamine stimulants lose their craving for the drug. We believe our researched medical approach gives the amphetamine addicted patient a firm foundation for achieving comfortable sobriety by creating a negative response to crystal meth /stimulants and encouraging the development of a natural reward system, once again. The Solutions for Recovery experience helps restore to the addicted patient their sense of self-esteem and feeling of dignity in an unparalleled atmosphere of understanding, and respect.
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