Synthetic drug sales are being investigated all over the United States, and a 2012 sting in St. Joseph, Missouri was part of that nationwide endeavor. Called Operation Log Jam by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), businesses that sell synthetic drugs marketed as bath salts, spice or incense, as well as manufacturers of the substances, were targeted.
Relatively new to the black market, these synthetic substances can be devastating to users and their families. A number of accidental deaths and hundreds of emergency room visits across the country have been blamed on the use of spice, bath salts, and other synthetic drugs.
If someone you love in St. Joseph is experimenting with synthetic drugs and abusing illicit substances, it’s important to get them the treatment they need to stop. We can help you find a drug rehab program that’s right for their needs. Call now.
Combination Drug Addictions
Most people who abuse synthetic substances also abuse alcohol, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. Combining substances in this way renders each drug far more dangerous than they would be alone and increases the level of risk in terms of overdose, accident, and acute health issues.
Unfortunately, synthetic drugs are not just available in St. Joseph, MO; they’re available everywhere – even online. The ever-changing chemical makeup of the drug often keeps them barely within legal status yet just as dangerous as their illegal cousins.
Treating the Issue of Drug Abuse
Underlying trauma, co-occurring mental health disorders, entertainment, stress relief – there are a number of reasons why people abuse drugs. If your family member in St. Joseph is unable to stop abusing drugs and alcohol on their own, drug rehab can help them work through the issues that are creating obstacles in their life. Call now to find the right rehab for you or your loved one.