“If your time to you is worth savin. Then you better start swimmin- or you’ll sink like a stone. For the times they are a changin” sang Bob Dylan in one of his earlier career changing songs. This has always been a classic in my mind due to its consistent relevancy in our rapidly paced world despite the gap in time since it came out. Human beings, science, and technology- it’s all constantly evolving. Trying to keep up can be stressful and confusing at times- no doubt about that. Of course, as we all know, regardless of the tough times that bombard unexpectedly, our situations in life are all about how we handle the unknown.
Some are able to take the punches and keep moving, whereas a lot of others dwell on and shift around their problems until they have let them build up like the teetering tower of Jenga ready to crash down with a vengeance. I can assure you that addicts and alcoholics are professionals in that matter. Those of us with the disease of addiction have this innate ability to take our problems and create more problems out of them. We usually justify the various forms of our alcoholic thinking. Be it sex, food, gambling, or narcotics and liquor- we find ways to avoid ourselves and escape in one manner or another. Designer drugs are quite often seen getting abused just as frequently as the street narcotics we’re all familiar with in one form or another. Designer drugs are the gray area that people, especially addicts and alcoholics, will overlook because it’s not classified and considered “as dangerous.” The reality of it is, put designer drugs in the hands of a junkie or a boozer and we will quickly turn it into something dangerous.
You Can’t Outsmart Addiction
As mentioned before, much of the time, addicts and alcoholics will justify using designer drugs because it’s not their original drug of choice that was bringing them to their knees. Without question though, real or fake- they are addictive and they will take the lives of any. Fake drugs can still provide real death. However, the problem with drugs is that they are too good today. Yeah, I said it. Seriously- everything we know is constantly getting stronger. Follow me here- drugs and the general concept of using them is supposed to be an experimental or euphoric experience and/or to take the load off and relax maybe. Then you bring those of us with alcoholic thinking into the picture and we just abuse anything that makes us feel good.
We have no limits. We walked into life, used all the drugs in sight and then said that wasn’t enough. So what did we do? We synthesized and developed more drugs to fill this alcoholic void that we were always obsessed with. Apparently, the creation of crack or crystal meth wasn’t enough. Those were the old school designer drugs. Through the years we produced a whole cavalcade of new random chemicals such as
- Bath Salts
As one could imagine, the list goes on. Those are the common ones that we hear about on the streets labeled as designer drugs, but typically everything today is a form or another. If it has chemicals added to it or was created in a laboratory of some sort- chances are it’s a designer drug. Even in today’s day of age, marijuana is becoming a designer drug because of the fertilizers and chemicals being used to make it more intoxicating, but that’s a whole deeper conversation.
Proceed With Caution
One of the promising things with using designer drugs is their legalities and the blind eye that is often turned because of it. Granted some of the older designer drugs that have been around for years are classified illegal substances, however, a lot of them are newer and have not been outlawed yet by the DEA under the Controlled Substance Act. This is of course one of the few attractions for people still trapped in the misery that is chemical dependency. There aren’t too many others that I can come up with off the top of my head. As with regular narcotics, the list of negatives outweighs everything promotional on the Greek scale.
Most of the time, a lot of these drugs are made in similar methods that you’ll hear meth being made. They’re literally just an assortment of chemicals thrown and whipped together to get a cheap high. Often times batches of the drugs will be made and nobody will have a clue as to what is being consumed- just the general high that the addict is looking for. The potency and effects will vary as the ingredients do- making it a tad more dangerous than the drugs we know of. It has been proven that people will create and take anything they can to get past state regulations and achieve that undesirable dizziness.
In a recent study, it has been shown that since 2009, law enforcement officials have found over 95 different chemical strains of spice or alternative marijuana across 35 of our states in the nation. The effort addicts and alcoholics will put into getting high is astounding. We will do whatever it takes to beat the system and manufacture that synthetic feeling reminding us of being high on cocaine, heroin, or any other hallucinogenic euphoria delivering element.
Real Life over Fake Drugs
Having to accept your alcoholism is one thing, but trying to cheat it by walking into synthetic territory isn’t the way to help yourself. Designer drugs will lead you down the same despondent beaten path that controlled drugs did and please be assured that it is not remotely worth it. If you or a loved one has been struggling with getting a firm grasp on sobriety and need a drug and alcohol rehab facility, please call 1-800-481-8457 or visit www.ohioarc.com. Our teams of specialists are waiting by to help figure out what options are best for sending your life is a comfortable direction that you can proudly stand behind.