In many cases, the current mentality and methodology for treating drug addiction is to substitute a supposedly “less dangerous” drug like suboxone or methadone for the one addicted to. It’s a “drug for drug” mentality and we believe there are alternatives in most cases.
Synthetic drugs, also referred to as designer or club drugs, are chemically-created in a lab to mimic another drug such as marijuana, cocaine or morphine.
The resulting designer drugs typically have a new different effect on the brain or behavior. Because these drugs are created in illegal labs, their ingredients and strength are almost impossible to know.
There are more than 200 identified synthetic drug compounds and more than 90 different synthetic drug marijuana compounds.
Many of these synthetic drugs are made in foreign countries and then smuggled into the United States.
Drugs are not the real problem to solve in addiction. Drugs are the solution to whatever problem the addict can’t quite deal with in life, so to just substitute one drug for another doesn’t get at the underlying problem for which the drugs are the solution.
If you know someone that you think might be abusing drugs – this is the podcast for you. You need to be educated and learn the tough truths about addiction and treatment.