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Nitazenes: The New Opioid Street Drugs to Be Aware Of

Addiction , Drug Addiction Alexa Iocco | September 22, 2022


What Are Nitazenes?

Nitazenes are yet another example of dangerous and potentially deadly synthetic opioids that are making their rounds on the street. These synthetic opioids came to the attention of the Drug Enforcement Administration recently due in large part to the number of fatal drug overdoses that are connected to it. Therefore, this newly emerging substance, although similar to Fentanyl is more potent than Fentanyl which is part of the increased danger associated with this substance. 

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Overdose-Related Deaths Caused By Nitazenes

Since the development of this illicit drug, there has been a noticeable increase in drug overdose deaths. Nitazenes is not categorized as a prescription drug. Therefore, the only way to purchase them is illegal. Since this drug is not monitored or regulated by the different government agencies such as the Disease Control and Prevention, this drug is often more potent than Fentanyl which means that this pill can kill. 

Dangers of Nitazenes

Of course, one of the leading dangers of using these deadly synthetic opioids is not only substance use and addiction but also the fact that they can cause serious physical and psychological damage. These psychoactive substances can cause you to do things that you wouldn’t normally do and trigger serious adverse reactions. The only way for you to work through your illicit drug or prescription drug addiction is to partner with a rehab center that offers effective treatment programs. 

How Resurgence Can Help

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, our treatment center is known for providing effective treatment which can help you to avoid drug overdoses and get you the physical and mental health that you need. We understand the impact that these powerful drugs can have on your life which is why our team does everything that we can to provide you with the tools that you need to address this opioid crisis. 

The best way for you to avoid overdose death associated with substance use and addiction is to commit to an addiction treatment program. Regardless of whether you’re addicted to an illegal drug or you’re caught up in the opioid crisis, working through an inpatient or outpatient treatment program can help to eliminate the possibility of potentially fatal overdoses. Before you take that step, however, you may need to commit to a detox program due to the fact that you could experience withdrawal symptoms in the hours and days following your last dose of this dangerous type of opioid. Detox typically lasts seven days after which time you will be in a better place physically and psychologically to transition into an outpatient or an inpatient program. 

An inpatient treatment program provides you with the around-the-clock care that you may need during the time that you’re starting your recovery. Not only that, but you will also be able to interact with other people who are working through their recovery program and can provide you with an additional level of support. 

If you’re working or going to school, inpatient treatment may not be the best option for you. If you fall into this situation, the better option for you would be an outpatient program. Outpatient treatment is much more flexible and gives you the opportunity to see to these important responsibilities in your life while still receiving the treatment that you need. 

If you have more questions about this newly emerging and scary drug that is causing various fatal drug overdoses, or you’re struggling with an addiction to other powerful drugs which are impacting your physical or mental health, we encourage you to get in touch with us and learn more about your treatment options for your substance use disorders. 

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