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Flakka

Flakka, alternately known as alpha-PVP, is chemically similar to synthetic drugs known as cathinones, which are more popularly known as bath salts. Flakka takes the form of a white or pink crystal, which is ingested, snorted, injected, or vaporized by e-cigarettes. The drug found popularity in Florida, but its use is spreading throughout the country.

Symptoms and Side Effects of Flakka Abuse

Flakka offers many of the same effects as bath salts, namely a state of excited delirium that mixes paranoia, hyperstimulation of the senses, and hallucinations. Other side effects include:

  • Intense euphoria
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Increased alertness

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

Complications of Flakka Use

Flakka is a highly addictive, highly potent substance. Addiction can lead to reckless behavior, which can potentially hurt you and cause you to say hurtful things to those you love. Addiction takes complete control of your life, preventing you from enjoying what you used to love.

Common complications associated with flakka addiction include:

  • Breakdown of muscle tissue
  • Dehydration
  • Renal failure
  • Death

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Dangers of Flakka Drug Abuse

Using flakka just once can potentially lead to overdose, especially if you are using its vaporized form, which allows for the drug to enter your bloodstream quickly. Other potential dangers of extended flakka use include:

  • Heart attack
  • Suicide
  • Self-injury
  • Increased body temperature
  • Kidney damage
  • Kidney failure

Symptoms of Flakka Addiction

Addiction is based on chemical dependence. It’s not a personal choice. Flakka causes a flood of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a hormone responsible for regulating motivation, reward, and the general pleasure centers of the brain. Users will continue taking dopamine in order to feel that sense of reward.

Some symptoms of flakka addiction include:

  • Neglecting responsibilities to use flakka
  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug
  • Strained personal relationships
  • Continuing to use flakka even though it has a noticeably negative effect on your life

Withdrawals:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain
  • Sweating
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Insomnia

Medical Treatment for Flakka Addiction

Medication can play an important role in your overall recovery. When administered properly and in the correct dosages, medication can help regulate chemical imbalances or minimize certain withdrawal symptoms.

For flakka abuse, doctors may prescribe many of the same medications they would for bath salt addiction, including:

  • Neurontin
  • Antabuse
  • N-acetylcysteine
  • Sabril

Flakka Detox Process

Detox is designed to help you work the harmful chemicals out of your body. This is often achieved through the administration of medication and the cessation of drug use. Much of it comes down to time, patience, and careful monitoring of symptoms.

Thankfully, inpatient treatment center offers the best care & options for Flakka rehab & detox. You will receive addiction treatment from a trained medical team at your side you can stay focused on your detox without having to worry about severe side effects of withdrawal. Medical staff can administer medication and provide counseling to keep your spirits up.

Starting Over Begins Here

Detox is just the first step in the recovery process. Most detox treatments lead directly into rehab programs, which are much longer and grant you the tools, knowledge, and support to work on deep-rooted issues and combat addiction in the long run. If you have questions or are ready to begin the recovery process with HARP, give us a call at (877) 806-5022 and begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel at a premier flakka rehab center in South Florida.

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