Florida Designer Drug Epidemic: Flakka Can Contain Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Heroin

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Harbor Village Detox comments on a recent article published by Police One on the dangers of consuming flakka.

Dealers are putting so many other addictive substances in the composition of this drug, and it’s hurting people.

Flakka use is a raging problem in the South Florida area, and according to Police One, on March 15th, flakka is “more potent than bath salts and molly.” Flakka is a new designer drug. It’s main chemical ingredient is alpha-PVP, which induces those who abuse the addictive substance into a state of “excited delirium.” Those who admit to using the drug describe their experience as pure insanity. Victims of flakka abuse report hallucinating and succumbing to sudden violent outbursts. There is no set formulation for flakka, and according to Police One’s article, flakka has contained unstable combinations of “cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin.”

Flakka is a highly addictive substance and is becoming popular with the younger generations in South Florida, Texas, and Ohio. The FDA and DEA have not yet officially banned the substance. Flakka is presently on the DEA’s watch list.

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox center in South Florida concerned about the instability of flakka combinations. A medical associate comments, “You never know what you’re going to get with this designer drug [flakka]. Dealers are putting so many other addictive substances in the composition of this drug, and it’s hurting people. The DEA is having a hard time officially banning the substance because of the constantly changing formulations. Abusers have no idea what they’re snorting, injecting, or taking when they choose to abuse flakka. It’s a dangerous game they’re playing. And the problem is, we’re not really seeing flakka users come in for treatment.”

Harbor Village Detox is an inpatient medical detox center dedicated to providing the apex of drug and alcohol detoxification services to those afflicted by the disease of addiction. The treatment facility in South Florida expects to see victims suffering from the effects of flakka enroll in their addiction treatment programs soon, and is preparing specialized treatment plans to combat the unique addiction.

The drug detox facility in Florida encourages patients to participate in group, family, and intensive counseling to address the underlying causes of addiction to stave off addiction in the long run. Patients work extensively with addiction counselors and life coaches to create goals and plans for continuing drug and alcohol treatment after inpatient medical detox. Harbor Village Detox provides 24 hour medical and psychiatric services to all patients and accepts patients from across the nation.

For more information on the inpatient medical detox center, Harbor Village Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call (855) 982-2917 directly.

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