Designer drugs aren’t just a problem facing America. In fact, they’re fast becoming an international epidemic.
The newest designer drug to affect Russia’s youth is simply called krokodil . Bearing the name of one of the deadliest reptiles, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that most individuals who become addicted to the drug, die or, at best, suffer massive, irreparable brain damage.
“While this newest designer drug has yet to hit America , it’s important to take note of the countries that it is affecting,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab. “We have to understand the enemy because, as much as we don’t want to believe that America will remain unaffected, that’s simply not true. And, this is one of the most deadly designer drugs we’ve seen.”
The active component in krokodil is a commonly available narcotic called codeine. To the codeine is added various lethal ingredients, sometimes even paint thinners. It’s then injected, producing a high that is similar to heroine and lasts, generally, just about an hour. Youth prefer krokodil to heroine as it’s cheaper and easier to obtain. Many who become addicted die within two to three years.
While krokodil hasn’t emerged as a widely used substance in America, there are plenty of other designer drugs on the market that young people are using. If you know or suspect that your loved one may have a problem with designer drugs or any drug abuse and experimentation, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center offers professional intervention services to assist you in getting them the help that they need to recover. For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober.
The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 13 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.
The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Walters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.