Flakka has a notorious reputation despite being a relatively new entrant into the drug marketplace. Many know it as the an addictive synthetic street drug that is ten times more potent than cocaine. Others consider it a new generation of bath salts that trigger dangerous behaviors in users. If you have a dependency to this dangerous substance, then flakka addiction treatment at Crestview Recovery is ready to help you.
How to Identify Flakka Addiction
Flakka is a synthetic cathinone. Cathinones are chemicals that come from the Somalian khat plant. While locals may chew the leaves of the plant for a euphoric high, the man-made version has a higher addictive potential. Flakka users report an uncontrollable craving for the drug after just one use.
If you or a loved one is snorting, inhaling, eating, or injecting flakka frequently, the cycle of addiction is already in action. At this point, flakka addiction treatment must begin as soon as possible.
Do you suspect that a family member may be abusing this dangerous substance? If so, monitor for signs of addiction, including:
- Falling behind in school or work, or neglecting household responsibilities
- Giving up a hobby or activities to spend time using the drug
- An extreme loss or increase of appetite
- Poor personal hygiene
These are general signs of drug abuse. It is possible that your family member may be abusing more than one drug. In this case, your loved one can receive flakka addiction treatment as well as polysubstance addiction rehab at our facility.
Why Is Your Loved One Using Flakka?
The underlying cause of flakka abuse can be a number of reasons. Some people want to experience the increased sex drive from using the drug. Many others also enjoy the hallucinations and surreal worlds they enter. However, it’s important to understand and address the exact reasons behind the abuse in addiction treatment.
Does your loved one have financial troubles? Are they under a lot of stress at work? People who keep their fears and shame bottled up often rely on alcohol and drugs to calm or avoid these overwhelming feelings.
Even though you may have an inkling about the reasons for abuse, you cannot afford to put off flakka addiction treatment. Your loved one is in danger of experiencing paranoia, delirium, hallucinations, and panic attacks. Flakka users have been caught acting bizarrely in public, but more worryingly, it has led to violent behaviors and self-harm.
Evidence-based Flakka Addiction Treatment at Crestview Recovery
Flakka abusers need professional support and therapy. They must break the vicious cycle of addiction, and treatment should come from a place of love, understanding, and sensitivity. Crestview Recovery’s master therapists create a customized treatment plan that addresses addiction, as well as co-occurring behaviors.
Our broad spectrum of therapies includes:
- Art therapy
- Yoga therapy
- Family therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Holistic drug rehab
Our 12 step recovery program transforms how clients think, feel, and lead their lives. We are sure that your loved one will adjust their behavior, learn to manage addiction, and develop self-confidence. Other than flakka addiction treatment, we provide opioid, cocaine, alcohol, and painkiller addiction rehab. Please refer anyone with unhealthy substance dependency to our facility.
Addiction recovery is an uphill journey, but we can help your loved one conquer addiction and live a healthier life. Don’t wait to turn their life around. Call 866.262.0531 now.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.