The Effects of Synthetic Drug Abuse
The effects of synthetic drug abuse are entirely unpredictable, and can range from elevated body temperature to permanent psychosis. The effects of synthetic cannabinoids often include nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, extreme anxiety, hyperventilation, body tremors, hallucinations and suicidal ideation. The effects of synthetic stimulants are similar, but also frequently include severe paranoia, delusions and violent outbursts that often lead to users harming themselves and others. If you or someone you love has been abusing synthetic drugs for any length of time, seeking professional treatment is extremely important. Because the effects of these drugs are so variable, integrated clinical care is always necessary.
Our Outpatient Synthetic Drug Rehab Program
At Guardian IOP we provide a comprehensive outpatient treatment program that helps men and women of all ages successfully overcome synthetic drug abuse. Our outpatient program is ideal for individuals who have already completed medical detox and inpatient treatment, or who have recently started experimenting with synthetic drugs and are looking to take care of the problem before it progresses. Because synthetic drug abuse has physical and psychological implications, effective treatment must offer a combination of therapeutic intervention and psychiatric services. In addition to intensive individual and group family and a personalized psychiatric evaluation, we offer the following recovery-related services:
- Demographic-specific treatment options – Our group therapy sessions are broken down by gender and age, providing a highly focused approach to treatment and an even more individualized approach to clinical care. In addition to male and female-specific groups, we offer groups for younger adults, adults and older adults. Because synthetic drug abuse tends to primarily affect young adults, demographic-specific tracks prove to be especially beneficial.
- Family therapy sessions and a Family Workshop – At Guardian IOP we believe in the importance of family involvement. We offer family therapy sessions as well as an intensive, three-day Family Workshop for the loved ones of our clients.