In 2006, the synthetic drug salt, known as the “legal”, appeared on official sale. There is no ban on its import to this day. In China, its production was vetoed in 2010, but as new chemical compounds are released under this name, the distribution and consumption of the hazardous mixture is growing.
Why is salt dangerous?
This narcotic substance is known under the names “Speed”, “Jaguar”, “Legalka”, “Euphoria”, “Bath Salt” and others. Unites their psychotropic compound mephedrone.
When a drug is used in the blood, the concentration of adrenaline and dopamine (“hormones of pleasure”) increases. This causes a surge of strength, energy, euphoria (emotion of delight, happiness). But after some time there are disturbing thoughts, depression, and the addict is forced to take the dose of “legalka” again in order to return to a joyful state. Salt is more dangerous than heroin and desomorphine, since it is easier to get, and addiction occurs after the first two or three doses.
Another reason for the popularity of such synthetic drugs is their use. Salts can be absorbed under the tongue, swallowed, dissolved in drinks, injected into the rectum or vagina (female genital organ). Addicts are found in clubs and openly consume the substance in cocktails.
Exposure to salt is longer than other drugs: one dose (0.01 g) is effective for several days. It leads to death much less often than cocaine or heroin. Some admitted that death would be preferable to the horrors that they experienced after euphoria.
A very dangerous synthetic drug, widely distributed among young people, quickly accumulates the harmful substances of which it consists (not without reason one of the names – “Speed”) and is not completely excreted, violates the psyche, causing a condition similar to schizophrenia (mental disorder associated with with the breakdown of thinking).
Signs of exposure
The colorful world, the sensations that occur immediately after taking the dose, are replaced by nightmare consequences:
- The pupils dilate, the gaze runs, forgetfulness, incoherent speech, stuttering appears. The face turns pale or turns red.
- Gesture is intensifying, I want to move my hands, constantly disassemble something.
- The mental state is broken, a feeling of fear, panic, and a mania of persecution appears. Loss of control over their actions leads drug addicts to serious injuries, cases of suicide are not uncommon.
- As a result of frequent salt intake, complete depletion of the body occurs, frequent injuries – to fractures, tooth loss. Addicts suffer from bruxism (rattle during jerky movements of the jaws).
- With prolonged use, memory is completely lost. Patients are not able to read and write, not to mention other complex operations.
- Drugs lower immunity. With erratic sexual intercourse in a state of overexcitation with the addition of other substances, intravenous is real and there is a high risk of the spread of AIDS.
- Lack of sleep, appetite, severe thirst due to dehydration. With prolonged use, skin rashes appear, weight is significantly reduced.
Attention! If your acquaintance or relative has such symptoms, he visits suspicious sites, makes electronic transfers to unknown people, you need to contact a narcologist for help.
Addicts are obsessed with the ideas of taking over the world, the mania for listening to their conversations and other nonsense. Their ability to think critically disappears, suicidal thoughts appear. In case of an overdose, acute psychosis develops, disruptions in the work of the heart, brain, kidneys, liver, body temperature increase, and pulse increases.
How much salt is kept in the body
White or grayish powder consists of synthetic components that cause fatal processes in the body that are more dangerous than opium and heroin. Salts break up very poorly and are excreted. They remain in human tissues until death.
The consequences of a single use are felt for three days. The substance is removed from the blood only after two to three weeks, the presence of the drug is found in the hair after a few months. If the length of use is short, then after 1.5 days the drug in the blood cannot be detected.
How long do they leave salt
A person taking drugs of the phenamine group is characterized by an optimistic mood, increased working capacity, and a lack of appetite. His blood pressure rises, his heart rate quickens.
The dodger from the drug, on the contrary, passes against the backdrop of apathy (indifference), fatigue, depression, insomnia and neurasthenia. A person has suicidal tendencies. He seeks the former sensation of a surge of strength, breaks down and takes a dose of the drug more than the previous one.
An overdose can be fatal, as there is no control over the situation. The salt trap lasts more than three weeks. This is described in more detail below.
Symptoms of the otodnik
Salt is a psychotropic substance that quickly enters the body and destroys it. A wrecker from her can come within a few hours after taking the drug. It manifests itself in hallucinations (images in the mind) by auditory and visual, various visions.
Due to the death of brain cells, convulsions appear in all parts of the body. This often leads to memory failures, fainting conditions. In this condition, not far from fatal.
These disorders in the brain are always irreversible, therefore, if at least a few symptoms appear, you should contact the drug treatment center or clinic, while there is at least a little hope for a cure.
Is it possible to cope with the saltwater otdnik independently?
There is one way to overcome the withdrawal syndrome: you need to survive it. Here’s what to do:
- Try to remove the drug from the body. To do this, rinse the stomach, induce vomiting. A weak solution of manganese, soda, boiled water is suitable.
- To calm down, relieve nervous tension, not to panic, infusions of soothing herbs (lemon balm, valerian) are taken. You should drink plenty of plain water (not raw), as it helps to remove toxins from the body.
- To relieve pain, pain medication is indicated (these are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, analgesics).
Important! In serious condition, being at home and self-medicating is dangerous. Seek medical advice immediately!
How to move away at home
During the breaking period, it is necessary to ventilate the room more often. To calm and normalize sleep, you need to take tinctures of corvalol, valerian, Novo-passit, etc. Vitamins at this time are very necessary: ascorbic acid (C), group B. It is better to take multi-complexes.
From congestion in the gallbladder and liver (those who have hepatitis), Allochol, herbal decoctions and infusions of rose hips, corn stigmas, plantain, and nettle leaves are indicated. With vomiting and dizziness, Tserukal is prescribed. It is better to give preference to medicinal plants, since synthetic medicines are an additional burden on a weakened body.
It’s good to eat sweet foods during the summer break: fruits, jam, tea, but not sweets and cakes. It is necessary to refuse fatty and salty. It is worth eating mucous oatmeal and rice porridge. After washing the stomach, you need to drink plenty of fluids (up to 3 liters). Milk helps well, in large quantities it removes toxins.
And it’s best to be treated by a narcologist, visit a group of anonymous drug addicts, as in a team it is easier to cope with a problem than at home alone.
How professionals fight outworkers
In a medical institution, treatment begins with blood purification by plasmapheresis or hemodialysis. After drug therapy, you need to go through three stages of treatment. They are associated with the problem of psychological dependence on the drug. To get rid of it, it is recommended to communicate with friends and relatives. The addict has to restore lost contacts.
An important role is played by the work of a psychologist. Each is selected an individual program that meets the hobbies and interests of the patient, able to replace the drug.
A return to work is one of the conditions for recovery. “Back to the real world” is the name of one of the programs of the addiction center.
How to get rid of salt addiction forever
It is very hard to do. Addicts do not consider salt intake a problem, but themselves sick people. Only the man himself must decide that he needs to fight addiction.
Forced treatment, as a rule, distracts from drugs for a short time and does not completely eliminate the problem. About half of people maintain this dependence for the rest of their days, live with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. If you start treatment in time, the person will live a long time, return to normal existence. But chronic diseases caused by salt will remain with him forever.
Inexpensive and affordable drug salt has a powerful effect on the psyche, instantly addictive, leads to irreversible changes in the brain. Disposal is possible only in specialized medical facilities under the supervision of narcologists and psychotherapists.