Young people in school or early employment most frequently are those who abuse bath salts, also called flakka. This drug is a Schedule I stimulant, meaning the DEA considers it to have no medical use. This also means the drug is addictive, causing a wide range of side effects, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. You can lose your life to flakka addiction.

About Flakka or Bath Salts

Pile of bath salts leads to flakka addictionFlakka is just one of multiple names given to the same substance–bath salts. These synthetic cathinones cause a short-acting high of physical and psychological effects. These effects are similar to those of meth.

Effects of flakka include:

  • High energy
  • Alertness
  • Elevated mood
  • Sociability
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Low appetite

Flakka effects vary from person to person. The duration of the high also varies, along with its intensity. How you use the drug plays a significant role in which effects you feel. Also, how much you use leads to varied results, too.

People who abuse Flakka rarely use this drug by itself. Most combine it with alcohol, ecstasy or other drugs in polysubstance abuse. This makes using bath salts even more dangerous.

Flakka Addiction

Flakka addiction is frightening. With each use of this drug, you walk a fine line between having a healthy brain and a severely damaged one. You also risk heart attack, seizures, and stroke. People using flakka suffer cognitive problems, such as attention deficit, thinking and memory problems.

Flakka also causes deadly brain swelling, as many people experience each year. If you escape brain swelling, you can also suffer respiratory distress and die or have permanent severe brain damage due to lack of oxygen. The more you use the drug, the higher your likelihood of flakka addiction.

Flakka addiction includes physical dependence. So it also includes the adverse effects of withdrawal, if you stop using the drug. Withdrawal effects from flakka addiction include intense cravings, sleep problems, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and tremors. Also with flakka withdrawal, you experience psychotic symptoms, including delusions and hallucinations.

If you try quitting the drug on your own, you risk serious withdrawal effects without the safety or help of medical professionals. For many people, flakka withdrawal causes suicidal thoughts and actions, aggression and relapse. Relapse presents many dangers. If you relapse after starting withdrawal, overdose and brain damage becomes a genuine risk.

Researchers do not yet know a clear timeline for flakka withdrawal. These drugs contain a wide range of substances, so your withdrawal likely differs widely from someone else’s. Because of risks associated with flakka withdrawal, the potential for self-harm, medical problems, an unclear timeline for symptoms and unknown ingredients in your flakka, you need quality drug detox treatment for your addiction.

Addiction Treatment In a Medically-Supervised Detox

The best detox treatment you can receive is through an accredited and medically supervised detox center. For your flakka addiction and subsequent withdrawal, do not put your life or health in the hands of anyone else. You know you have safety during withdrawal when you see the gold seal of Joint Commission accreditation at the bottom of a detox center’s website. That gold seal stands for real hope for a happier, healthier future.

Serenity House Detox in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida provides flakka and other drug addiction detox. Through quality alcohol, cocaine, meth, a synthetic drug, opioid or hydrocodone addiction treatment program, your drug use ends, and a new life begins.

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You can build a new life with freedom from flakka addiction and any other substance abuse. For this help and a fresh start, call Serenity House Detox now at 866-294-5306. Never underestimate your need for the safety and comfort of accredited medically supervised detox. You deserve a fresh start, so call now.