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Are Designer Drugs Addictive? Is Drug Rehab Needed With These Substances?

designer drugs, Drug Rehab

Designer drugs may sound like something that the wealthy use, like designer cars and other top quality products with a high price tag, but the truth is that these substances are extremely dangerous. Are designer drugs addictive though? A common misconception is that designer drugs are not addictive, this is simply not true. Mental and physical addiction can develop if any drug is used for a prolonged period or in large amounts on a frequent basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse many of the designer drugs on the street today can cause an addiction to develop.

 

When a chemical dependence or physical tolerance for the designer drug being used starts there are a number of symptoms and risks involved. These include:

 

  • Intense physical or psychological cravings for the preferred substance can occur. Some designer drugs can produce both types of cravings at the same time.
  • Common withdrawal symptoms seen with other drugs. These can include excessive sweating, chills, tremors, agitation, and interrupted sleep or difficulty sleeping.
  • Changes in the social patterns and behaviors of the individual who is addicted.
  • Weight changes that occur unexpectedly. This may be a weight loss or gain, depending on the substances being used.
  • Difficulty at work or in school.
  • A lack of interest in activities that were previously enjoyed.
  • Drug seeking behavior and risky decisions that involve poor judgment.
  • Theft, so that the items or money stolen can be used to buy the preferred drugs of choice.