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Created On Friday, 16, August 2019
Modified On Wednesday, 17, March 2021

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Services for Bath Salts Addiction in New York

Synthetic cathinones are commonly referred to as bath salts. These drugs are man-made stimulants and are chemically related to a cathinone found in the khat plant. The version of cathinone found in this plant is not nearly as strong as what is being produced synthetically. Synthetic cathinones look like a white or brown crystal-like powder. These drugs are referred to as new psychoactive substances and are psychoactive mind-altering substances. They are often marketed as a cheap alternative and substitute for other stimulants, such as meth or cocaine. When the drugs are used, they can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or injected. Synthetic cathinones are chemically similar to amphetamines, cocaine, and MDMA, and affect the brain in much of the same way. The effects created by synthetic cathinones include paranoia, hallucinations, increased friendliness, increased sex drive, panic attacks, and excited delirium.

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Synthetic cathinones are illegal and are classified as Schedule I within the Controlled Substances Act. Every state uses different administration actions, prosecution strategies, and regulations for product labeling and branding to ban individualized substances. There are often criminal and civil penalties enacted, which prevent the advertising of synthetic drugs. New York State creates new laws that broaden the chemical definitions, which are outlines within Schedule I. The new state laws will lead to harsher penalties for anyone caught selling or producing synthetic cathinones.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.