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The use of synthetic drugs is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s youth and the newest drug of choice is Flakka. The number of cases related to Flakka continues to grow at a rapid pace each year making Flakka one of the most dangerous go to designer drugs for teens and young adults. Inspirations is always ahead of the curve in providing treatment for the latest drugs by being a teen flakka addiction rehab.
What is Flakka?
Flakka is made from chemical compounds such as Alpha PVP, a synthetic amphetamine, and Cathinone which when combined allows users to experience extreme levels of euphoria that may last few hours to several days. The Cathinone is extracted from the khat leaf which is a native plant originating from the Middle East. With such powerful chemicals, Flakka is an extremely addictive drug both psychologically and physically and with its rapid growth can rival other designer such as Molly and Ecstasy.
What are the health effects?
Similar to other designer drugs like molly, users have been reported to experience a significant increase in body temperature, sometimes as high as 106 degrees Fahrenheit, which can result in kidney damage. Flakka may increase anxiety, paranoia, psychosis, violent behavior, hallucinations and hysteria.
Warning signs your teen is using Flakka:
- Hallucinations or deliria
- Increased physical strength
- Violent behavior
Why choose Inspirations as a teen Flakka addiction rehab?
Flakka addiction like any other addiction can be deadly if left untreated. At Inspirations we create an individualized treatment plan for your teen consisting of cognitive and behavioral therapy. This combination of therapy teaches teens healthy ways of coping and skills to continue make sober choices.