What is Strox?

Strox, also known as “the devil’s drug”, is a very strong and dangerous drug compared to other types of drugs, it contains substances called atropine, and hyoscine ( Hyoscyamine), which are highly addictive chemicals that directly anesthetize the system, the entire nervous system of the abuser by interacting with sensory receptors in the central nervous system.

In fact, the chemical composition of synthetic Strox is not fully specified, and can be subject to change and modification from batch to batch, and from one dealer or manufacturer to another, Strox will likely contain different substances each time, and thus, very likely, be produced in a significantly different way therefore its effects on the minds and bodies of users who use this drug may be different, some of which may lead to death after a short period of use.

Strox addiction

The addiction of Strox has spread increasingly in the Arab world in recent times, and people use it through smoking mostly with marijuana, hashish, or banjo in cigarettes, for the potency of the effect that doubles the effect of marijuana and hashish drug up to 200 times. Strox has spread especially among females, given the fact that it hasn’t been added as a drug under the law therefore it’s not a crime dealing and abusing it and the ease of access to it.

Strox directly enters the brain and causes the disruption of the natural narcotic substances secreted by the body, such as morphine and endorphin, and the body depends solely on the external anesthetic that it obtains, which makes its users completely dependent on it and getting addicted to this dangerous drug is easy.

Unfortunately, stopping this drug use suddenly may lead to the occurrence of serious physical and pathological symptoms that the abuser cannot escape from and may end in his death unless he undergoes addiction treatment by a place specialized in treating of addiction.

The damages caused by Strox addiction

Strox abuse causes many serious health, psychological and social problems, most remarkable of which are:

  • Insanity, and auditory and visual hallucinations.
  • Erosion in the nerve cells and the nervous system and its destruction.
  • Panic attacks and spasms in the body.
  • Lack of activity and poor ability to tell distances.
  • A sharp decline in the respiratory tract.
  • Destruction of brain neurons.
  • Lack of blood flow within the capillaries.
  • Redness of the face and expansion of the eye pupil.
  • Severe congestion and changes in the voice pitch.
  • Inhibition of the nervous system and damage to brain cells.
  • Strox can cause the heart to stop and cause sudden death.
  • Paranoia and change to unjustified aggressive behavior.
  • Strox prevents the natural secretion of endorphins, which are one of the most important pain relievers that are naturally secreted from the human body, and thus the body becomes completely dependent on the synthetic drug.
  • Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.
  • Completely anesthetize the nervous system, erase memory, and cause brain atrophy.
  • An addict who is addicted to Strox may develop a severe behavioral disorder, contrary to his nature, which leads him to harm himself, his family, or his friends.
  • Separation of the addict from his community surroundings as a result of his violent behavior and mood swings that are incomprehensible to others.
  • Strox stimulates all physical and psychological factors such as schizophrenia, emotional disturbance, anxiety, and chronic depression, which may lead to suicide.
  • Strox addiction or addiction, in general, is often accompanied by abnormal behaviors that may lead to the transmission of dangerous types of infections such as AIDS, hepatitis C, and B.

Treatment of Strox addiction in Dar El-Taafy for addiction treatment and psychiatry

Strox addiction treatment at Dar El-Taafy begins with the withdrawal of the drug from the body and the treatment of withdrawal symptoms, which vary according to the duration of the use of Strox by the addict and the composition of the type of Strox that he is taking. What is meant by withdrawal symptoms in addiction is a group of physiological symptoms that affect the addict when he stops using the narcotic or stimulant substance that he is accustomed to using regularly.

Withdrawal symptoms of Strox addiction include many physical and psychological signs, ranging from the narrowing of blood vessels, loss of appetite leading to thinness and general weakness, imbalance of the body, in addition, some may have major epileptic seizures and some may have visual and auditory hallucinations, chronic depression, suicidal tendencies, excessive nervousness and irritability, and some people sometimes suffer from temporary memory loss.

Therefore, the sudden cessation of the use of Strox must be under medical supervision and in a specialized place to work to remove toxins from the body and treating withdrawal symptoms.

Physicians and addiction treatment experts at Dar El-Taafy rely on an integrated pharmacological, psychological and behavioral treatment program when treating patients with Strox addiction, and among its most prominent components:

  1. A full and thorough assessment of the addict’s health, psychological and social condition, on the basis of which the other points of the treatment program are modified and allocated.
  2. A medication plan that helps counteract and reduces the withdrawal symptoms of Strox addiction, such as antidepressants, medicines for digestive disorders and anti-insomnia.
  3. A healthy diet program to cleanse the body of toxins, developed by our nutritionist.
  4. Engaging in sports and recreational activities daily, which stimulates blood circulation and increases the speed of riding the body of drugs, in addition to improving the mental health of the patient.
  5. Programs and sessions for behavioral modifications for the addict.
  6. A special health education and awareness targeting the family of the addict and those around him.
  7. Individual counseling for the addict as needed.
  8. Using the twelve-step program to support the addict.
  9. Periodically testing the levels of the drug in the blood.
  10. Encouraging and prompting the addict to engage in activities far from the environment that led him to addiction.
  11. Urging the addict’s family, friends or life partner to provide him with continuous emotional and moral support.
  12. Ensuring that the addict is kept away from the bad company that is associated with using Strox.
  13. Periodic follow-up of the patient after the end of treatment to ensure that there are no relapses that could lead him to return to addiction.

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