voodoo addiction treatment
What is voodoo?
Voodoo is a type of synthetic drug, and by saying synthetic, it means that it is not made from the narcotic cannabis plant, but it is manufactured to give the same effect as the narcotic cannabis plant. Voodoo is Very dangerous,as herbs are injected with substances, such as (atropine, hyoscine, and hyoscyamine), while they are in the soil. These substances numb the nervous system, and control it to cause the body to lose its balance.
Voodoo is light green in color and it’s one of the drugs that are smoked. When the effect of “voodoo” ends, the user’s auditory and visual hallucinations increase, and its effect is considered to be faster than heroin.
Voodoo works by reaching the center of the human brain directly, and that happens because of the deadly chemicals that voodoo contains, and since the direct effect of voodoo is on the center of the human brain, addiction to this drug is easy and simple for everyone who decides to use that drug, even if was for once as an experiment, because of its ability to control the center of the brain and permeate its cells, making it difficult for a voodoo addict to give up this deadly drug.
Voodoo is attracting some users because it does not show up in urinalysis, and its price is relatively cheap compared to other types of drugs, which has helped this drug to make its way to teenagers very quickly.
Voodoo addiction’s side effects
The voodoo drug abuse causes many serious health, psychological and social problems, the most remarkable of them are:
- Insanity, and auditory and visual hallucinations.
- The appearance of pus in the kidney and the onset of kidney failure.
- Erosion in the nerve cells and the nervous system and its destruction.
- Panic attacks and spasms in the whole body.
- Lack of activity and lack of the ability to differentiate between distances.
- Severe respiratory depression.
- Destruction of brain neurons.
- Lack of blood flow inside the capillaries.
- Redness of the face and expansion of the eye pupils.
- Severe congestion and changes in the voice tone.
- Inhibition of the nervous system and damage to the brain cells.
- Voodoo may lead to cardiac arrest and sudden death.
- Paranoia and unjustified aggressive behavior.
- Voodoo prevents the natural secretion of endorphins, which are one of the most important pain relievers that are naturally secreted by the human body, and therefore the body becomes completely dependent on the industrial drug.
- Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.
- Completely anesthetize the nervous system, erase memory, and cause brain atrophy.
- A voodoo addict may reach a severe behavioral disorder, contrary to his nature, which leads him to harm himself, his family, or his friends.
- The addict gets separated from his community, and surroundings as a result of his violent behavior and mood swings that are incomprehensible to others.
- Voodoo stimulates all physical and psychological factors such as schizophrenia, emotional disturbance, anxiety, and chronic depression, which may lead to suicide.
- Voodoo 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.
Voodoo addiction treatment at Dar El Taafy for addiction treatment and psychiatry
The voodoo addiction treatment at Dar El Taafy begins with withdrawing the drug from the body and treating the withdrawal symptoms that vary according to the duration of the voodoo addict’s use and the composition of the type of voodoo that he is using. What is meant by withdrawal symptoms when it comes to 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 voodoo addiction include many physical and psychological signs ranging from narrowing of blood vessels, loss of appetite leading to thinness and general weakness, imbalance of the body, in addition to some may have major seizures and some of them may have visual and auditory hallucinations, chronic depression and suicidal tendencies, excessive nervousness and irritability, and some people sometimes suffer from temporary memory loss.
Therefore, the sudden cessation of voodoo use must be under medical supervision and in a specialized place to work on removing toxins from the body and properly handle withdrawal symptoms.
Physicians and addiction treatment experts at Dar El-Taafy Center rely on an integrated pharmacological, psychological and behavioral treatment program when treating patients with voodoo addiction, and among its most prominent components:
- 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.
- Medication plan that help counteract the withdrawal symptoms of voodoo addiction and reduce its severity, such as antidepressants, medicines for digestive disorders and anti-insomnia.
- A healthy diet program to cleanse the body of toxins, developed by our nutritionist.
- Engaging in sports and recreational activities daily, which stimulates blood circulation and increases the speed of the drug leaving the body, in addition to improving the patient’s mental health.
- Programs and sessions for behavioral modifications for the addict.
- A special health education and awareness for the family of the addict and those around him.
- Individual counseling for the addict as needed.
- Using the twelve-step program to support the addict.
- Periodically testing the levels of the drug in the blood.
- Encouraging and prompting the addict to engage in activities far from the environment that led him to addiction.
- Urging the addict’s family, friends, or life partner to provide him with continuous emotional and moral support.
- Ensure that the addict is kept away from bad company that is associated with his voodoo addiction.
- Periodic follow-up of the patient after the end of treatment to ensure that there are no relapses that lead to his return to addiction.