Synthetic Drug Abuse Treatment

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a person in a synthetic drug addiction treatment program talks to a therapistMost illegal drugs are derived from natural substances, whether that is the opium used to create heroin or the coca leaves used to produce cocaine. Synthetic drugs, on the other hand, are composed of man-made chemicals. Produced in a laboratory setting, they’re designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of illegal substances while being different enough to bypass existing laws.

The synthetic drug addiction treatment program at BlueCrest Recovery helps people overcome their dependence on any of these manufactured substances. With years of experience helping people overcome addiction and regain control of their lives, our professionals know the road to recovery isn’t easy. Using a holistic approach to evidence-based therapies, we help our clients stay fulfilled and engaged in our substance abuse treatment programs. If you struggle with addiction, call 888.292.9652 to learn more about recovering in our synthetic drug addiction treatment program.

The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Modern technology and years of science have led to tremendous breakthroughs in medicine and supplements. Synthetic drugs work to alter standardized substances to produce euphoric or other desirable effects for people to use recreationally. Often, they are designed to imitate illicit or highly regulated substances with small tweaks in order to be sold over the counter in head shops and gas stations.

Unfortunately, even a small alteration to the chemical structure of a substance can have profound implications for the health and safety of users. Popular among high school students as well as adults, such designer drugs nonetheless contain dangerous chemicals that may lead to addiction, serious harm, or even death.

Why Has Synthetic Drug Abuse Become so Common?

Given the dangers, why do so many people rush to fill their bodies with these toxic substances? Why have synthetic drugs become the recreation of choice for a growing segment of the population?

One reason is accessibility. Chemists are able to create new varieties with alarming speed by making only minor changes to the chemical structure of existing substances. As a result, the law has a hard time catching up to the ever-changing nature of synthetic drugs, and people looking for mind-altering substances can easily buy them on the internet, at a local gas station, or through a friend.

Another reason is marketing. Typically produced in foreign countries such as China and then smuggled into the United States, such designer drugs often come in colorful packaging with fun names such as “Spice” and “Cotton Cloud.” Suppliers also mislead buyers by claiming their products are similar to existing drugs, such as marijuana, although they bear little resemblance to more traditional drugs.

Popular Synthetic Drugs

The term “synthetic drugs” encompasses many different types of substances. Some of the most common synthetic drugs you’ll hear about include, but are not limited to:

Synthetic Marijuana

Also known as K2, Spice, or fake weed, synthetic marijuana may sound like its natural counterpart, but otherwise, it has little in common with the cannabis people have been smoking for centuries. A chemical substance sprayed onto dried plant material, its effects are not only different from marijuana but far more dangerous.

Bath Salts

A group of synthetic stimulants known collectively as “bath salts” have been known to cause everything from hallucinations to chest pains, high blood pressure, physical dependence, and even death.

Synthetic Opioids

Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have played a key role in driving the opioid epidemic that has devastated entire communities and regions of the country. These drugs were responsible for 31% of overdoses in 2016. Illicitly made fentanyl is often cut into other drugs, like cocaine, heroin, manufactured pills, and even marijuana, which can easily cause an overdose.

Synthetic Drug Addiction Treatment in NJ at BlueCrest Recovery

BlueCrest Recovery Center in New Jersey is one of many synthetic drug addiction treatment programs across the nation. Our partial care program offers hope to people who want to break the bonds of synthetic drug abuse and regain their independence. Participants in our synthetic abuse rehab meet for a few hours multiple days per week to deal with the underlying issues that contribute to their addiction.

We encourage New Jersey residents who need help overcoming synthetic drug abuse to contact us at 888.292.9652 for more information about our synthetic drug abuse recovery program.

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Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.