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Flakka Addiction

Flakka Addiction Facts

What is Flakka?

Flakka is the street or common name for an inexpensive synthetic drug with the technical or scientific name of alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone. Because of its chemical composition, flakka is a “cousin” to MDPV or methylenedioxypyrovalerone.

MDVP is considered one of the most addictive of drugs. As a consequence, because of its similarity to MDVP, flakka is also considered to be a highly addictive substance. Although research regarding flakka is in its infancy, early studies suggest that flakka is likely as addictive as methamphetamine or meth.

In addition to being addictive, flakka has also resulted in users exhibiting very bizarre behavior, even dangerous conduct, when “high” on that drug. For example, a young woman who used flakka ended up running down the street nude, covered in blood, claiming she was both Satan and God. A man was arrested after using flakka for trying to have sex with a tree.

Flakka has been known to infuse so much adrenaline into a person’s system that four or five law enforcement officers were required to subdue an individual in that state. Oftentimes emergency medical attention is vital because of the impact flakka has on a person’s system and bodily functions.

How is Flakka Used?

Flakka is used in a number of different ways. Flakka is added into marijuana joints and smoked. Flakka is also snorted and injected. More recently, flakka has been ingested through the use of vapes or e-cigarettes. This is rapidly becoming a more popular method of taking flakka because it conceals what the user actually is doing.

Flakka Addiction Symptoms

The most evident flakka addiction symptoms are changes in behavior and mood. Among these indicators of flakka addiction are paranoia, sometimes very profound paranoia. A person addicted to flakka may also experience jerking muscles and delusions. As is the case with paranoia, the delusions associated with flakka addiction can be severe.

Other symptoms of addiction to flakka are similar to what is seen associated with other types of addictions. These include changes in weight (usually weight loss), lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed and the severing of health relationships. People do tend to have financial issues when addicted to flakka, usually associated with failing to properly maintain gainful employment. Flakka itself tends to be a relatively cheap drug. Thus, people do not necessarily expend a great deal of money in the development of a habit or addiction to flakka.

Flakka Addiction Treatment

More often than not emergency medical intervention is necessary when a person is addicted to flakka. Flakka addiction treatment begins with the process of medically stabilizing a person. The next step in flakka addiction treatment is medical detox.

Following these initial steps, the next phase on the road to flakka addiction recovery is either inpatient or outpatient treatment are typically indicated. Indeed, oftentimes inpatient flakka addiction recovery treatment is the recommended course. Any flakka addiction recovery program must include a comprehensive course of aftercare.

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