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Synthetic Drug  Addiction Rehab in New Jersey – Rubicon Recovery

Most illicit drugs originate from natural sources, such as opium poppies for heroin or coca leaves for cocaine. In contrast, synthetic drugs are crafted from man-made chemicals in laboratory settings. These substances are engineered to replicate the effects of natural drugs while being altered just enough to circumvent existing drug laws.

The synthetic drug addiction treatment program at Rubicon Recovery is dedicated to helping individuals break free from dependence on these artificial substances. With extensive experience in guiding people through the recovery process, our team understands the challenges of overcoming addiction. By employing a holistic approach that integrates evidence-based therapies, we ensure our clients remain engaged and fulfilled throughout their treatment journey. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call 908.332.0767 to learn more about how Rubicon Recovery can assist in your path to recovery.

What Is Synthetic Drug Addiction?

Synthetic drug addiction refers to dependence on legal drugs that are manufactured using chemical processes in laboratories, rather than derived from natural sources. These synthetic substances are designed to mimic the effects of naturally occurring drugs but often with much more potent and unpredictable effects. Common categories of synthetic drugs include synthetic cannabinoids often marketed as “K2” or “Spice”, Synthetic cathinones, also known as “bath salts”, which are stimulants known for producing similar effects to cocaine, and other so called synthetic drugs that are designed to mimic the effects of LSD and other illegal drugs. 

Why Has Synthetic Drug Abuse Become So Common?

Synthetic drug abuse has become so common because synthetic drugs are legal and easy to access – they can be purchased online and at convenience stores. Synthetic drugs are also very strong, and can be even more potent than some naturally derived drugs they are designed to imitate. Synthetic drugs can often be less expensive than illegal drugs, and there is a widespread misperception that synthetic drugs are somehow safer than illegal drugs, leading to more experimentation and misuse. 

What Are Commonly Abused Synthetic Drugs? 

Some commonly abused synthetic drugs include: 

Synthetic cannabinoids: These drugs are designed to mimic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, but can be more powerful and unpredictable, and therefore more dangerous, than natural THC. 

Synthetic cathinones: Also known as bath salts, these drugs are designed to mimic the effects of stimulant drugs like cocaine. They can cause hallucinations, paranoia, and violent behavior. 

N-Bombs: These drugs are similar to LSD but are much more powerful and can cause life threatening side effects including heart failure and seizures. 

Fentanyl analogues: Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are extremely potent, and can be up to 100 times stronger than morphine. 

Who Needs Rehab For Synthetic Drug Addiction?

Rubicon Recovery Center is designed for any individual who finds themselves unable to stop using synthetic drugs despite experiencing negative consequences such as significant harm to their health, appearance, relationships, and day to day well being. We welcome people from all backgrounds who are struggling with synthetic drug addiction, no matter their prior history of drug use, overdose, or previous attempts at recovery. 

A synthetic drug addiction can look different for different people, but you may need to attend a rehab program if you are experiencing any of the following behaviors: 

  • Withdrawal Symptoms:  The presence of withdrawal symptoms signifies that an individual has developed a physical dependence on a drug, which is a key component of addiction. The specific withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the type of drug being used and the individual’s overall health and wellbeing.  Some withdrawal symptoms may include delusions, seizures, psychosis and heart failure. 
  • Change in Social Circles: A subtle yet telling sign of drug addiction is a significant change in an individual’s social circles. Someone might withdraw from long-standing relationships and instead spend time with new friends who share and enable their drug use habits. Losing interest in social activities or hobbies that don’t involve drug use is also related to this sign.
  • Neglecting Responsibilities: A hallmark sign of addiction is when an individual starts to neglect responsibilities at home, work, or school. Financial problems may also arise, often due to spending money on drugs rather than on bills, food, or other essentials. 
  • Decline in Wellbeing: An synthetic drug addiction can lead to noticeable declines in physical health and appearance. Individuals using synthetic drugs may order products online and hide them. Some signs may include sudden weight loss or gain, poor skin condition, and neglect of personal hygiene. Sleep patterns may also be disrupted, leading to insomnia or excessive sleeping. 

How to Find Synthetic Drug Addiction Treatment In New Jersey 

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Facing any addiction is not for the faint of heart, but at Rubicon Recovery in New Jersey, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our comprehensive synthetic drug rehab and treatment programs are designed with care and expertise to provide the tools and support you need. Our healing center offers a peaceful and private environment where you can focus on healing and help move you towards a drug free life. 

Connect with us today to take a bold step forward on your journey to recovery from synthetic drug  addiction. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you through our personalized treatment process and help you find the clarity you need to step toward a brighter, drug free future. 

How long does synthetic drug rehab take?

The duration of synthetic drug rehab varies depending on the individual’s specific needs, the severity of the addiction, and their progress in treatment. Typically, programs last from a minimum of 30 days to several months.

What types of synthetic drug rehab and treatment services are available at Rubicon Recovery Center? 

In New Jersey, we offer a comprehensive range of synthetic drug rehab services including detoxification referrals, outpatient treatment programs, as well as individual and group therapy and long-term aftercare support.

Are synthetic drugs legal?

Many synthetic drugs are illegal, and others exist in a legal gray area due to their constantly changing formulas. Laws such as the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012 have been enacted in the United States to ban many of these substances. However, manufacturers frequently modify the chemical structures to skirt these laws, creating new, unregulated compounds that can temporarily evade legal oversight.

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