Flakka: A New and Deadly Drug
Flakka? You Mean The Rapper?
No, unfortunately we do not. Flakka happens to be a new form of bath salt that has been found in various parts of the nation. Its first appearance was made in Florida when a man who had been abusing Flakka called 911 in a panic. The side effects of Flakka are similar to, and may be even more powerful than, the bath salts it originates from. Usually, bath salts are consumed, smoked, or injected, depending on the form. The side effects of bath salts are hallucinations, euphoria, and superhuman like strength.
The Downers and Dangers
Flakka is a stimulant; therefore, the side effects are intense and full of high energy. However, these side effects can lead to seizures, muscle spasms, paranoia, kidney failure, heart failure, renal failure, and death. Another effect of Flakka includes the sensation that you are being chased by a mob of people who are trying to kill you. Also, your body temperature can spike up to one hundred and five degrees. This is known as hyperthermia, and it can lead to death if not immediately taken care of. Due to the downers and dangers of flakka, a reported one hundred and twenty six deaths occurred within the year 2013.
Stop and Drop The Flakka!
If you know someone who is thinking about trying flakka for the first time, do not let them! Explain to them the serious side effects that can happen when flakka is consumed in any way, shape, or form. However, if it’s already too late and they have abused flakka, find help immediately with Right Path Drug Rehab. Our luxurious facility has a broad spectrum of pain free services that can help a loved one overcome addiction. Most who try flakka have likely experienced, or are addicted to, another form of substance. The combination of abusing two drugs at once is known as “snacking” and needs specific care in order to diminish the addiction. Right Path Drug Rehab offers a dual diagnosis process that can help overcome the mental and physical aspects addiction. The dual diagnosis method involves undergoing a clinically managed detox. The detoxification technique is highly effective and avoids painful withdrawals caused by addiction. Once clients have completed the detox, they are sent to spend the remainder of their 30, 60, to 90 day addiction recovery program with therapists, who will be available for one-on-one sessions, group therapy, and family therapy sessions. Right Path Drug Rehab will also provide positive coping mechanisms to handle addiction triggers and temptations. We offer group activities such as yoga, art, and meditation classes. There are also outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and much more. Do not stand by and watch your loved ones be taken over by addiction. Contact the Right Path Drug Rehab today to get back on the path to a healthier lifestyle.