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Synthetic Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Synthetic Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Synthetic marijuana use is a worldwide health problem that can result in life-threatening side effects. Also known as Spice or K2, synthetic marijuana is often marketed as natural or herbal and sold in head shops, gas stations and novelty stores. Synthetic cannabinoids are often sprayed on herbal materials, giving rise to the name “fake weed.”

While synthetic cannabis is designed to mimic the effects of natural marijuana, it can be much more potent and dangerous, increasing the risk of experiencing withdrawal, overdose or death. Some individuals may also become addicted to these substances. Learn about the signs and symptoms of synthetic marijuana addiction, risk factors for substance use disorder and potential treatment methods if you or a loved one is struggling.

What Is Synthetic Marijuana (AKA K2 or Spice)?

What Is Synthetic Marijuana?

Synthetic marijuana is a chemically modified herbal substance that produces mind-altering effects. The chemicals are designed to be similar to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Often sold in gas stations or online, synthetic cannabinoids are often sold under the guise of potpourri or herbal incense. Synthetic cannabinoids are generally meant to be smoked, though others can be ingested by eating. 

There are several strains of synthetic cannabinoids that are constantly changing and produce unpredictable effects that can be dangerous and even life-threatening. Often, synthetic marijuana is mixed with other drugs or sold as other substances like opioids without the knowledge of dealers or users, making these products even riskier. 

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), most of the chemicals in synthetic marijuana are manufactured in Asia without regard for safety practices or quality control. They are then smuggled to the U.S., sprinkled in plant material and packaged for consumers to be smoked or inhaled in electronic cigarettes and other devices.

Common synthetic cannabinoids street names include:

  • Spice
  • K2
  • Mojo
  • Cloud 9
  • Moon rocks
  • Fake weed
  • Blaze

Many types of synthetic marijuana are illegal. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists 43 variants as Schedule I substances — the same category as drugs like heroin. Synthetic marijuana producers try to get around laws by using different ingredients or labeling products as “not for human consumption.”

Synthetic cannabinoids can cause effects similar to marijuana, such as altered perceptions, increased pleasure and relaxation. While some have noted synthetic marijuana produces satisfying results, it may also raise heart rate and blood pressure to dangerous levels. 

Because K2 is officially intended for smoking or ingesting, using it at all is considered a form of drug misuse. And since synthetic drugs can be unpredictable, many may not realize what exactly is in the compound they are ingesting, increasing the potential for addiction or a dangerous interaction.

Signs and Symptoms of Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

Synthetic cannabinoid products are a rising trend among people seeking an alternative to marijuana. With frequent usage, synthetic marijuana can cause psychological and physical addiction. This cycle can be challenging to escape and cause withdrawal syndrome and uncontrollable urges to use the drug no matter the consequences. 

Synthetic cannabinoid addiction is characterized by:

  • The compulsive and excessive urge to use synthetic marijuana
  • Trying and failing to quit using K2
  • Spending a significant amount of time using synthetic marijuana
  • Experiencing drug cravings
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Taking K2 even when it negatively impacts relationships and careers
  • Using synthetic marijuana in high-risk situations, such as while driving
  • Experiencing withdrawal after stopping the use of substances

Since a wide variety of chemical compounds are used to create K2, the addiction symptoms can vary. The chemicals used to produce the effects were initially formulated for anything from cancer formulations to fertilizers. And since these chemicals aren’t approved for consumption, there’s no telling what adverse reactions a person might have. 

Addiction to synthetic cannabinoids may be treated similarly to marijuana addiction. If you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with synthetic marijuana addiction, there are a few signs you can look for to determine when to seek help. The following are examples of physical, behavioral and mental changes commonly reported in those addicted to synthetic marijuana:

Physical Side Effects 

Physical Side Effects

If you are worried that someone you know is struggling with addiction, check them for any sudden changes in their physical health. The effects of synthetic marijuana can worsen with frequent usage and might include:

  • Headaches
  • Reduced or elevated blood pressure
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate or heart palpitations
  • Profuse sweating
  • Seizures
  • Kidney damage
  • Chest pains
  • Muscle spasms

These symptoms can be similar to an overdose and become life-threatening. Additionally, if synthetic marijuana is combined with natural marijuana or opioids, the substances can interfere with each other and present dangerous symptoms for the person taking it. If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, seek emergency medical services immediately. 

Behavioral Changes

Behavioral Changes

Substance use disorder is a complex disease resulting in sudden behavioral changes. Common behavioral symptoms associated with Spice addiction include: 

  • Physical aggression
  • Extreme bouts of hyperactivity 
  • Sudden and unusual lethargy 
  • Unprovoked angry outbursts

Since the cannabinoids in K2 bind to our brain receptors that control behavioral functions, physical aggression is often a common sign of addiction. Watch for unexpected behavioral changes, outbursts or mood swings if you suspect K2 addiction.

Unusual sleepiness and fatigue are other more apparent symptoms of this disease. Take note of any unusual changes in their energy levels. If they appear sluggish, take frequent naps or doze off randomly, these may be signs of substance misuse. Sleepiness can also cause problems in daily routines, leading to poor work or school performance, a lack of hygiene or declining exercise. 

Examine your loved ones for any changes in their physical appearance. For instance, perhaps they’ve been wearing the same clothes for days, or their facial hair is unshaven. Body odor from neglecting to take care of hygiene is another red flag. 

More behavioral red flags of addiction to watch out for include:

  • Academic failure
  • Loss of employment
  • Family problems
  • Problems with the legal system 
  • Conflict in relationships
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Suicidal attempts

If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide, seek emergency help immediately. 

Cognitive and Psychological Signs 

Cognitive and Psychological Signs

Chronic users of synthetic cannabinoids have higher rates of comorbidity with depression and psychotic symptoms. These effects can cause feelings of detachment from one’s self and environment. While the initial results of synthetic marijuana can cause euphoria and a sense of well-being, they can quickly turn into psychosis and a host of other effects not expected by those who misuse this drug, such as:

  • Paranoia
  • Confusion
  • Depersonalization
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusion
  • Disorientation
  • Elevated moods
  • Extreme anxiety
  • Extreme depressive episodes
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks

With substance use disorder, many individuals risk developing another mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. Symptoms of these conditions can cause addicted individuals to withdraw from friends and family members. Excessive drug use, agitation and irritability may also cause the individual with an addiction to lash out in anger or blame others for their problems. Over time, a rift may grow between themselves and their loved ones as they fall deeper into addiction. 

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What Causes Synthetic Marijuana Addiction?

What Causes Synthetic Marijuana Addiction?

While anyone who uses synthetic cannabinoid products can develop an addiction, experts have noticed that certain people may be at more risk than others. Personal history and the length of time you take these substances can play a role, while the risk of substance use disorder seems to increase when paired with specific psychological, genetic and environmental factors: 

Personal History and Genetics

The use of these products is similar to patterns seen in other addictive drugs. For instance, a disproportionate number of people addicted to synthetic cannabinoids are between the ages of 20 and 30, with men more likely than women to use these substances.

Other risk factors include low socioeconomic status, low self-esteem, poor stress management skills or aggressive behaviors at an early age. It’s also likely that those who use synthetic marijuana use other drugs, such as marijuana, tobacco and alcohol. Since many drug tests cannot detect the chemicals used in synthetic cannabinoids, many may use them to avoid positive drug screens performed for employment or in the criminal justice system. 

Easy access to these drugs in stores, gas stations and novelty stores may also contribute to their use among younger people. 

Environmental Factors

Environmental stress and triggers are common among those struggling with substance use disorder. For instance, those who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event may use substances to cope with stress. The same can be said of those who live in poverty or who are subjected to community violence. Other examples of external factors that play a role in the development of addiction include: 

Environmental Factors

  • Childhood abuse: Researchers have discovered a link between childhood abuse and those who misuse substances. Victims of sexual, physical or emotional abuse may turn to substances to self-treat their emotional pain or symptoms of associated mental health disorders. Over time, continual use of synthetic marijuana can lead to addiction and cause individuals to sink further into their depression or anxiety. 
  • Poor parental guidance: Experiencing a lack of parental guidance or neglect in childhood can lead to addiction issues later in life. While a teen’s brain is still forming, their ability to make logical decisions is vastly affected. Without parental guidance, they’re at a higher risk of partaking in drug use and impulsive behaviors. They may also develop unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with outside stressors and turn to substances in triggering situations. 
  • Family history of mental illness or substance use disorder: When a child is surrounded by family members who use drugs, they may normalize the use of synthetic marijuana and develop an addiction. 

Co-Occurring Disorders

Often, people who use drugs like K2 do so as a means to cope with distressing symptoms of a mental health condition. They may find that over time, synthetic cannabinoid products worsen their symptoms. Common co-occurring mental health disorders associated with Spice addiction include: 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Polysubstance use disorder

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Short- and Long-Term Effects of Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

All 50 states have reported adverse health effects in those using synthetic cannabinoids. Similarities exist between natural marijuana and manufactured, including how it’s ingested, though the effects of synthetic cannabis are generally much more powerful. Initial symptoms of synthetic marijuana use may appear similar to marijuana, though severe symptoms can take hold quickly and range from temporary mental changes to overdose or death. 

Synthetic cannabinoid products contain substances found in chemicals like rat poison, which has been linked to several deaths and numerous hospitalizations. Since you never know what chemicals will be in the synthetic marijuana you ingest, individuals take a gamble on the harmful symptoms they may experience with each use. Even in small amounts, exposure to these substances can be addictive, toxic or even deadly. 

Learn the short- and long-term effects of synthetic marijuana use if you or someone you care about is struggling: 

Short-Term Effects

Short-term effects and symptoms of synthetic marijuana mimic those of real marijuana, though they can worsen the longer the addiction continues. Initial effects might include enhanced mood, altered perception and relaxation. You may also experience: 

  • High blood pressure
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Paranoia
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Profuse sweating

Short-Term Effects

If you’ve taken Spice without severe effects for months or years, you shouldn’t assume this will remain the case. Due to changing manufacturing processes and different brands selling unique formulas, effects are often unpredictable. Therefore, it’s essential to recognize the dangerous risks posed by both short- and long-term synthetic marijuana use.

Long-Term Effects

When a person develops an addiction to Spice and continues to smoke, drink or inject it, the long-term effects can be damaging and long-lasting. Additionally, if synthetic marijuana is combined with real marijuana, the substances can interfere with each other and present dangerous symptoms for the person taking it. Those who take synthetic marijuana long-term risk damaging their relationships and careers, as well. 

Examples of other long-term effects include:

  • Brain damage
  • Chronic unemployment
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Legal problems, including arrest and incarceration
  • Dysfunctional interpersonal relationships
  • Family discord
  • Financial problems
  • Job loss
  • Kidney damage
  • Development of mental health disorders
  • Vital organ damage

Since synthetic marijuana is a relatively new substance, researchers haven’t had time to study its effects thoroughly. This makes it especially dangerous since side effects might not appear until years into the future. 

A person may experience physical withdrawal when attempting to quit synthetic marijuana or have damage to the lungs, heart or blood vessels. They may even experience social issues stemming from drug misuse, such as relationship problems, legal or career issues or psychological changes. An individual may also experience financial difficulties as a result of these disruptions. 

Psychological Effects 

Research into the long-term brain effects of Spice is ever-evolving. Synthetic cannabis targets the same part of the brain as THC to provide a psychedelic high, though it can affect the brain much more powerfully and cause lasting damage. These changes in the brain include attention problems, memory issues and disruptions to executive and visual-spatial functions.

Psychological Effects

Additionally, synthetic marijuana can cause psychosis and suicidal ideation, resulting in many more emergency room visits than plant-based marijuana. Other psychological effects from K2 include: 

  • Irritability and aggression
  • Violent behavior
  • Hallucinations or sensations images that seem real but are not 
  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Altered perception or awareness of surrounding objects and conditions
  • Psychosis or delusional or disordered thinking 
  • Extreme anxiety 
  • Paranoia or the irrational distrust of others

Withdrawal

As with other addictions, synthetic marijuana addiction can lead to withdrawal symptoms after the last dose. This occurs as the brain attempts to readjust from suddenly quitting these substances, resulting in painful and often damaging effects. These symptoms may be mild or severe, depending on the person and can cause: 

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Breathing issues
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Seizures

Since withdrawal can be highly uncomfortable, many may continue to misuse synthetic marijuana to avoid it. As a result, it’s helpful to undergo medical supervision while withdrawing from synthetic cannabinoids. 

Overdose

An overdose occurs when a person uses too much of a drug and has a dangerous reaction that can cause severe symptoms or death. 

Synthetic marijuana may cause elevated blood pressure, kidney damage, coma or reduced blood supply to the heart. Long-term use is associated with overdoses since individuals may use a higher and higher dose to achieve the same initial effects.

Deaths can also occur when synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, are added to the mixture without the person knowing it. Other common overdose symptoms include: 

  • Panic
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea 
  • Chills or hot flashes
  • Increased anxiety
  • Sleepiness
  • Agitation
  • Diarrhea
  • Cravings for continued use of synthetic marijuana

It’s imperative that you seek medical attention immediately if a person displays the above signs of overdose following synthetic marijuana use. If left untreated, an overdose may result in a seizure, stroke, heart attack, coma, inability to breathe or unexpected death. 

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How to Know When It’s Time for Treatment

Those struggling with addiction might not know when to seek treatment or not realize the detrimental effects of synthetic marijuana use. It’s essential to realize the emotional, physical and financial toll substance use disorder has on individuals and when to seek professional help. 

How to Know When It's Time for Treatment

Receiving Spice addiction treatment as soon as possible can help you heal from this complex disease. It may be time to seek treatment for synthetic marijuana addiction if you or someone you care about displays behaviors or signs like:

  • Feeling an urge to repeatedly use synthetic marijuana or taking it frequently throughout the day
  • Unsuccessfully attempting to quit synthetic cannabinoids 
  • Spending the majority of time acquiring and using synthetic marijuana
  • Using the substance no matter the risks or consequences it poses 
  • Spending excessive amounts of time using the substance and recovering from its effects 
  • Experiencing withdrawal when attempting to quit the substance

Synthetic marijuana addiction presents severe health consequences and can impact the most meaningful parts of one’s life, from hobbies to careers and relationships. If you or someone you know exhibits the above warning signs, getting help as early as possible can help prevent these undesirable outcomes.

 

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Types of Synthetic Marijuana Addiction Treatment

While substance use disorder is a chronic and often debilitating disease, addiction is treatable. Know that you are not alone in your recovery — rehab centers can help you overcome addiction and improve your overall quality of life. Since withdrawal is often one of the most challenging aspects of recovery, K2 addiction treatment should be addressed both medically and professionally. 

Medically assisted treatment can help patients safely withdraw from substances and get through their recovery more comfortably. Once synthetic cannabinoids are safely tapered from your system, a combination of group and individual therapy sessions can be highly effective and help you get your life back on track. 

Depending on the individual and how long they’ve been using these substances, they might enter a residential or outpatient program to receive help. Whether you attend inpatient, hospital or outpatient care, these programs are crafted to help your overcome drug cravings, reach sobriety and improve your overall health and wellness. Substance use treatment options include:

Medication

Synthetic marijuana dependence can cause severe and uncomfortable symptoms when attempting to stop on your own. As a result, you may need medical detox administered and supervised by health professionals. Physicians will use certain medicines that alleviate withdrawal symptoms, monitor your progress and safely eliminate substances from your body. Medical detox can be especially beneficial for those struggling with long-term synthetic marijuana use. 

Hospital-Based Care

In-patient or partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are beneficial for those struggling with severe medical conditions as a result of addiction. At a hospital or clinic, you’ll receive substance use treatment as well as medical attention for co-occurring mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety. These programs also offer counseling sessions, behavioral therapy and customized health plans to help people overcome their synthetic marijuana addiction.

Residential Inpatient Treatment 

A residential or inpatient treatment program allows individuals to live with others experiencing substance use disorder while overcoming addiction. You’ll typically attend therapy sessions, medically assisted treatment and numerous activities to benefit your health and wellness. Most residential centers provide healthy meals, exercise and support groups to help you overcome addiction and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Therapy and Support Groups

A support system is crucial for the success of addiction recovery. In group therapy or individual counseling, you’ll learn to face the underlying triggers associated with your addiction and healthy coping mechanisms to combat stressors. Highly-trained professionals will work with you to identify potential causes of your addiction and healthy society tools or hobbies to keep you sober. 

Support groups are guided by a group leader or counselor who facilitates discussions about each person’s recovery process. You’ll discuss your goals and setbacks with like-minded individuals going through similar struggles. This way, you have the guidance and support to help you through your addiction. 

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs can provide ongoing support after residential treatment or in place of inpatient care for those who cannot attend 24/7 treatment. Outpatient programs tend to be more flexible and, therefore, beneficial for those who need to tend to childcare or attend work or school. You’ll work through treatment goals and have the advantage of returning home at night to be surrounded by friends and family or maintain part of your usual routine. 

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient programs also tend to be more affordable than inpatient care, though less intensive since they require treatment at select times of the week. You might receive therapy, medical detox or group counseling while attending outpatient care to help you avoid relapse and transition into your normal routines. 

The Process of Treating Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

While you may find temporary euphoria or relaxation from Spice, the long-term effects can be life-threatening and detrimental in numerous ways. This dangerous substance can result in coma, overdose or death. That’s why medical and professional K2 addiction treatment is crucial to restoring your well-being. 

By deciding to seek help, you’ll be welcomed by a team of highly trained physicians, therapists and fellow peers to support you through recovery. While overcoming addiction can be a long-term process, you’ll receive the tools and support needed to carry you through by attending residential treatment. 

The Process of Treating Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

Synthetic marijuana addiction treatment typically involves medical assessment, detox, therapy and ongoing care: 

1. Medical Evaluation 

When you first enter a synthetic marijuana addiction treatment center, professionals will assess you medically to determine the appropriate care path for your needs. Physicians might design a plan to help you safely detox, while therapists and counselors can assist your ongoing recovery needs and goals. 

2. Medical Detox

The withdrawal process can take several weeks, depending on how long you’ve been using synthetic marijuana. Highly trained care professionals will administer the medication you need to taper substances from your body safely. This way, you can experience a smoother recovery process. 

Medicines commonly used to treat withdrawal addiction include: 

  • Buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone
  • Suboxone
  • Vivitrol 

These medications can treat withdrawal symptoms like cravings, diarrhea, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, pain, sensitivity, irritability and stomach cramping. At the same time, clients struggling with co-occurring disorders might receive medication to treat the mental illness symptoms they’re experiencing. 

3. Inpatient Program

Inpatient programs are highly beneficial for those who require intensive addiction treatment. Due to the dangerous chemical compounds used in synthetic marijuana, it’s tough to know how one’s body will react. Under the supervision of mental and medical professionals, individuals can receive immediate intervention to treat the onset of complications. 

After medical detox or while gradually tapering substances, clients may be offered different forms of therapy to help them through the recovery process: 

  • Motivational interviewing: Through motivational interviews, clients can better understand how sobriety will benefit their life and enter treatment with an optimistic outlook to beat addiction. 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): In cognitive behavioral therapy, specialists can help you face your addiction triggers and provide the tools to overcome them. You’ll learn healthier coping skills and treat any co-occurring mental health disorders that may worsen your substance use disorder. 
  • Support groups: When you attend support groups and group counseling, you’ll have a safe space to discuss your substance use. You’ll work with others struggling with addiction as you help each other heal and maintain sobriety. Peers and counselors might also provide tips to help you navigate the changes associated with your healthier lifestyle. 

4. Outpatient Care and Ongoing Treatment

Outpatient care might follow inpatient care as a form of ongoing treatment or as a substitute for residential care. Outpatient programs allow clients to receive addiction treatment while simultaneously taking care of work, home or school obligations.

And since addiction is chronic, ongoing treatment can support long-term sobriety and wellness. For example, 12-step groups and other support groups can help those struggling with synthetic marijuana addiction. In these programs, you’ll have the support of others to help avoid relapse and achieve a happier, healthier lifestyle. 

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Benefits of Seeking Treatment for Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

Addiction can feel isolating. When you make the bold decision to seek help, you’ll have a team of professionals on your side to help you overcome addiction. Residential treatment centers can provide stability, support and ongoing care to help maintain your sobriety and improve your quality of life. 

Benefits of Seeking Treatment for Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

Experience the following benefits of synthetic marijuana addiction treatment:

Support and Community

A support system can significantly increase one’s chances of a successful recovery. However, many are not fortunate enough to have friends or family to lean on. One of the most incredible benefits of residential treatment is that they provide a community of peers and professionals eager to hear from you. 

Most of the time, a compassionate environment is all a person needs to address their addiction and overcome their struggles. A sense of belonging is essential to anyone, and when you’re surrounded by others on the same path, you might feel less alone and more compelled to beat addiction. 

Structure and Accountability

Many who struggle with substance use disorder also suffer unpredictability in their home and social lives. This chaos can cause a person to adopt unhealthy coping mechanisms to deal with stress and anxiety. Structure and accountability are among the most significant advantages of treatment centers.

In residential programs, you’ll receive 24/7 supervision to help you avoid triggers. Your personalized care program will reflect your needs and offers much-needed structure to aid this process. Peers and medical professionals will also hold you accountable to continue down a healthy path. You can work to overcome your addiction through therapeutic approaches and the support of professionals. 

Improved Health and Wellness

More than just addiction recovery, treatment facilities focus on improving your overall mental and physical health. Substance use disorder can wreak havoc on the body and cause it to lose essential nutrients. If you quit substances when your body is in this state, you may be more likely to slip back into addiction. Because of this, you’ll find many addiction treatment centers that provide nutritious meals to help you restore your mind and body.

Treatment centers also encourage exercise and offer a wide range of classes and exciting group activities. You’ll notice positive mood and physical health changes as you continue treatment. Many of these hobbies will become helpful tools to avoid addiction triggers and remain sober post-treatment. Recreational activities provided at most rehab centers include:

  • Yoga
  • Music and art therapy
  • Group games
  • Hiking and nature walks
  • Meditation

Frequently Asked Questions About Synthetic Marijuana Treatment

Answers to some commonly asked questions about synthetic marijuana treatment include: 

How Do I Recognize Synthetic Marijuana Products?

How Do I Recognize Synthetic Marijuana Products?

Synthetic cannabis is often sold in attractive and colorful packages, referred to by various names, including:

  • Spice
  • K2
  • Zero Gravity
  • Yucatan Fire
  • Earthquake
  • Genie 
  • Spice Gold

New versions continue to appear on the market as manufacturers change the chemical compounds to find ways around existing laws. The herbal mixture in these packets resembles potpourri and is often sold as herbal incense.

What Medicines Are Used in Addiction Treatment?

Medical professionals might use Suboxone or Vivitrol to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Since the effects of synthetic marijuana are unpredictable, clients are monitored 24/7 to treat potential complications immediately. And since research is still evolving on synthetic marijuana treatment, clients will first need to undergo a professional evaluation to determine the appropriate medications to help address symptoms. 

How Do I Help a Loved One Struggling With Addiction? 

If a loved one or someone you know has begun using synthetic marijuana, you may feel concerned about their physical health, mental state and future. While it’s impossible to make someone seek treatment, extending your care and compassion can give them the confidence to find help and receive the treatment needed to overcome these struggles.

Get Treatment for Synthetic Marijuana Addiction at Gateway Foundation

Get Treatment for Synthetic Marijuana Addiction at Gateway Foundation

Synthetic marijuana addiction can lead to dangerous outcomes. If you or a loved one is struggling with this complex disease, know that you are not alone. Treatment centers can help you combat addiction and improve your mind and body.

At Gateway Foundation, we understand that addiction recovery is an ongoing process. With a clear focus on client care and safety, our goal is to provide compassionate, personalized, comprehensive, high-quality care and treatment for individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders.

To learn more about our addiction recovery programs, we invite you to contact us today.