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Toms River Synthetic Marijuana Treatment

Toms River synthetic marijuana treatment centers are dedicated to treating individuals who are strongly dependent on synthetic marijuana. The use of synthetic marijuana has become more and more popular, despite law enforcement efforts to stop its spread. Synthetic marijuana (more properly cannabinoid receptor agonists) is a generalized term referring to several types of substances used to create a high similar to that felt from the use of cannabis. There are many dangers to these drugs (which are not "natural" as their labels will often claim) and there have been deaths and serious injuries reported as a result of using them. Synthetic marijuana is illegal in many jurisdictions, as are the designer drugs used to create them.

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Man-made

These drugs entered the market in the early 2000s claiming to be "natural" and legal options for marijuana. The packets listed generic herbs as their mix, but did not mention the chemicals that had been sprayed on them. It wasn't until 2008 that laboratories began to study the synthetic marijuana options that had become popularized, proving that the use of man-made cannabinoids such as cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-08, JWH-073, and HU-210 were often used individually or in concert on these so-called natural synthetic marijuana "alternatives."

Because these synthetic marijuana blends are legal in most of the United States and because they are not considered food or over-the-counter medicinal items, safety testing has not been scientifically conducted on them. Specific case studies, however, have been publishing showing the myriad of negative effects that these synthetics can have on their users. Many have stated that the fake cannabis spices may actually be worse than marijuana itself.

Effects of Abuse

Common adverse effects reported include hypertension, tachycardia, myocardial infarction, agitation, vomiting, hallucinations, psychoses, seizures, and convulsions. Often several of these happen at once. Several deaths are linked with synthetic cannabinoids or are under investigation as such. There have also been reports of chronic use leading to withdrawal symptoms similar to those seen in people who misuse narcotics. Some psychiatric research into the results of man-made cannabis compounds leads psychiatrists to believe that it is more likely to induce psychosis than is natural cannabis.

Discover a new life without drugs. Call addiction rehab centers in Toms River to review your treatment options. You can also visit your local narcotics Anonymous (http://www.narcoticsanonymousnj.org/meetings/) for more support.

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