Getting to the bottom of the newfound flakka epidemic will require more law enforcement action not just to weed out the sources of the substance, but to compel those individuals engaged in using the drug to seek immediate treatment.
West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 23, 2015
Flakka is a synthetic drug plaguing South Florida with its rife availability and devastating health effects. West Palm Beach Drug Rehab reports increasing numbers of patients are being admitted into their drug and alcohol treatment facility in west Palm Beach detoxing from the addictive substance. Those who are admitted show signs of heightened delirium, and display similar withdrawal symptoms of those coming off of heroin, or similar opiates. According to Latino Health on July 16th flakka originates in China and is distributed to the U.S. with the ease of internet ordering. The going rate for flakka on Florida’s streets is $3-$5 a hit. Because the substance is not readily monitored or controlled, many batches vary differently, and are a major concern of overdose and poisoning.
West Palm Beach Drug Rehab provides addiction treatment in West Palm Beach and prides itself on helping people with drug and alcohol use disorders recover. The threat of flakka is challenging the facility’s ability to render aid to all who are in need, for those getting high on flakka do not readily come to rehab until their addictions are firmly rooted. An associate from the rehab center comments,
“Getting to the bottom of the newfound flakka epidemic will require more law enforcement action not just to weed out the sources of the substance, but to compel those individuals engaged in using the drug to seek immediate treatment. Unlike many other addictive substances, flakka puts its users in acute danger quickly, and endangers persons around individuals who are under the influence of the substance. Because of the severity of symptoms flakka has been on every news station, and with good reason. If we do not manage to get a handle on the substance exposure to the drug will cause permanent physical and psychological damage to many- including school children who are being targeted by dealers.”
West Palm Beach Drug Rehab provides addiction treatment in West Palm Beach but specializes in heroin rehab and drug rehab in West Palm Beach. The treatment facility helps drug and alcohol users recover in comfort and safety by providing medically assisted drug treatment and comprehensive rehabilitation inclusive of holistic healing, individual therapy, group therapy, and life coaching.
For more information about West Palm Beach Drug Rehab visit http://westpalmbeachdrugrehab.org/ or call (561)513-5749.