The Discovery House Is Raising Awareness Of The Most Dangerous Drugs That Are Rarely Discussed
Reseda, California -
Southern California drug and alcohol treatment center The Discovery House is raising public awareness about the risks of substances like Whippits, DXM, and designer drugs like NBome that can have very unpredictable effects.
A spokesperson for the company talks about the dangers posed by the aforementioned designer drugs and the center’s efforts to help those caught up in their harmful effects by saying, “Though plenty of national attention is given to problems such as the opioid epidemic and the devastation of communities affected by crack cocaine, other series of drugs out there have escaped the spotlight and are not often discussed in the zeitgeist. Many people are unaware of the devastating effects of Whippits, DXM, or the NBOMe drug, and for good reason. They are rarely given the kind of media focus that they deserve. We are taking this opportunity to spread the word on these substances. The clinical team and staff here at TDH would like those currently using or considering the use of these risky chemicals to reconsider. While not often primary drugs of abuse, the use of these substances can be a warning sign for the onset of harsher, more persistent substance use disorders. If you or a loved one has fallen prey to the nasty grip of addiction, you can turn to us in your time of need. Our compassionate Admissions team prides itself on presenting an array of options and custom treatment plans for each incoming client and is always ready to discuss the promise of treatment at The Discovery House for you or a loved one, any time of day or night.”
One of the center’s newly published blog posts focuses on the triple c drug, the street name given to Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold, a brand of over-the-counter cough and cold medicine that teens often abuse for the psychoactive effects it induces due to the presence of dextromethorphan (DXM), a cough suppressant that can cause hallucinations and dissociation in high doses. DXM is not regulated and can be bought without a prescription by adults but it can also be abused. The usual mode of ingesting DXM is swallowing large doses of pills while some people buy powdered dextromethorphan on the internet and snort, inject, or ingest it. Side effects of DXM include stomach pain, slurred speech, vision changes, brain damage, poor muscle control, nausea, abdominal pain, increased blood pressure, and irregular heartbeat. At higher concentrations, the effects of a Triple C overdose include fever, profuse sweating, hallucinations, dissociation, loss of consciousness, coma, and even death.
Another blog post published by the center answers the question - are Whippits dangerous and capable of causing addiction? Whippits is a slang term for steel cartridges filled with nitrous oxide, a colorless, odorless gas that reduces anxiety and produces a short-lived high. Whippits are the most misused inhalant drugs in the United States. Unlike other drugs, the inhalants don’t flood the brain’s pleasure system to create a high. Instead, they deprive the brain of oxygen, resulting in lightheadedness or a floating sensation. However, they do have pronounced short-term effects such as blurred vision, poor coordination, difficulty breathing, changes in heart rate, moodiness, seizures, confusion, sweating, numbness in the body, losing consciousness, and injuries from losing consciousness. Long-term risks of the use of Whippits include liver damage, kidney damage, low blood pressure, heart problems, numbness, fainting, spasm, compromised immune system, paranoia, and nerve damage.
The Discovery House has also released a blog post detailing the risks involved with taking NBOMe, a family of synthetic or designer hallucinogens designed to mimic the effects of LSD, methamphetamine, and mescaline. Though they were intended to be used in psychotherapy, in 2016, the United States permanently categorized it as a Schedule 1 drug due to its high potential for abuse. It is one of the most dangerous hallucinogens and can cause mental and physical effects such as confusion, disorientation paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, aggression, agitation, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, shaking, difficulty breathing, muscle spasms, seizures, loss of consciousness, very high fever, dangerously high blood pressure, heart attack, respiratory failure, and kidney failure.
Readers can get in touch with the experts at The Discovery House by contacting it at the phone number (818) 452-1676.
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6956 Bertrand Ave
Reseda, CA 91335