N Bomb Treatment and Rehab
N Bomb Info
Synthetic Hallucinogens are lab-made substances that mirror the effects of popular drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms. Hallucinogens are closer to amphetamines – more in terms of the effects they induce in users than their natural derivatives.
They are used as additives in designer drugs. When you take synthetic hallucinogens, you experience an energised ‘high’ accompanied by a floating sensation, feelings of euphoria, extreme relaxation, dissociation and empathy.
N-Bomb (also known as NBOMe or 251-NBOMe) is a synthetic hallucinogenic, marketed as a substitute for mescaline or LSD. Scientists used them in biochemistry research to map the brain’s usage of serotonin receptors. Recreational users abuse it for the euphoric and ‘high’ effects. N-Bomb was developed by a German chemist, Ralf Heim, in 2003 to enhance Type 2A serotonin receptor. People who participated in the studies experienced hallucinogenic events whilst under the influence of N-Bomb, leading to its popularity on the illicit drug market.
N-Bomb Abuse and Treatment
The hallucinogenic potency of N-Bomb is similar to LSD (though recreational users say the side effects are worse than when you take LSD). It is sold on soaked, blotted paper in powder or liquid form. It is absorbed by placing it under your tongue, because it has no effect when swallowed. Other users smoke it in powder form, as well as inject, inhale or vaporise N-Bomb. All routes of administering this drug are dangerous, as just a small dose of 750 microgrammes (the equivalent of six grains of table salt) can lead to an overdose.
N-Bomb is classified as a member of the 2C family of phenethylamine. It is derived from Mescaline – a naturally occurring substance in Peyote Cactus. The potency of the drug has led to the deaths of several people in the US, including high school teenager, Tara Fitzgerald, who overdosed on the substance.
There was some initial confusion as to the right classification, but the DEA listed it as a Schedule I controlled substance in 2013, as it has no medical use and a high potential for psychological and physical dependence. If you’re addicted to N-Bomb, you’ll require drug rehabilitation to help you overcome addiction. Rehabilitation treatment centres are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and provide medical professionals who have experience helping people with similar addictions.
What are the Effects of Taking N-Bomb?
Synthetic hallucinogens are taken to experience a cheaper ‘high’ than other designer drugs and stimulants. They are also more readily available, because they are produced with toxic additives and sold online. The profile of a typical user is a young male, who has a cannabis use disorder. The effects begin soon after you take N-Bomb and manifest with symptoms like perceptual experiences, agitation and increased heart rate. Most users are young males, aged 15-25.
Cognitive effects include: a feeling of being weightless, euphoria, distorted perception of time and place, vivid hallucinations, feelings of empathy, dissociative experiences, delusions and enhancement of sensory experiences. In some cases, recreational N-Bomb users might experience memory loss, extreme panic attacks, suicidal ideation and severe depression.
Physical effects include: vasoconstriction, dilated pupils, shakiness, accelerated heart rate, nausea, vomiting, teeth grinding, insomnia and difficulty urinating. There have been reports of some users experiencing seizures, respiratory suppression and heart attacks when they take large doses of N-Bomb. Taking this substance causes a distorting of reality, which leads to poor judgement and potential accidental harm to one’s self and others.
N-Bomb Addiction Treatment: What is it?
Currently, the abuse of N-Bomb appears to be limited to recreational users who are abusing other substances like LSD and Ecstasy. There are no medical uses for N-Bomb and you require special permission to use it for research; hence, any recreational use is deemed abuse.
Symptoms of abuse include: dilated pupils, tremors, heart palpitations, extreme sweating, blurred vision, irregular heartbeat and loss of motor functions. If you abuse N-Bomb, you will display at least two such symptoms. Within a short period, abuse develops to dependence and you’ll require higher doses to feel the original effects.
Treatment for N-Bomb addiction is available at appropriate rehab centres. Treatment includes detox to remove all traces of harmful substances from your body; medications to treat specific withdrawal symptoms; behavioural therapy to help you understand your addiction and developing coping skills; and aftercare to ensure you maintain abstinence following treatment.
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Treatment for N-Bomb Addiction is a Necessity
Two questions people frequently ask about addiction include: “Why can’t addicts simply stop using?” and “Why is detoxification not enough?” In truth, addiction is a severe psychological problem that takes a while to develop. Subsequently, it will take a long time for the brain to re-learn to function without the presence of addictive substances and reverse any damage caused by addiction.
While a select few can quit ‘cold turkey’ and never look back, it’s an extremely dangerous decision that could land you in hospital, given the effects of N-Bomb include seizures, heart palpitations, suicidal ideation and depression. You might successfully detox at home, but you won’t have addressed the underlying reasons for your addiction. It’s hard to explain what goes on in the mind of an addict, but science has revealed that there are always underlying emotional and psychological reasons that fuel addiction.
Treatment helps you identify all triggers that might have led you to abuse N-Bomb. Working with a therapist, you’ll unearth traumatic events, bottled-up emotions, negative feelings and behaviours that encouraged you to abuse illicit substances. If there are any co-occurring disorders diagnosed at intake, they will also be addressed via a specialised treatment plan that aims to maximise a positive outcome.
Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab for N-Bomb Addiction
An inpatient programme is a live-in facility, where patients stay as residents for the duration of treatment. Every hour of your day is structured to improve results. You’ll start your day with yoga and meditation, breakfast, therapy sessions, skills classes and other activities. Residential treatment is recommended for recreational users who have a long history of substance abuse, as well as individuals with polysubstance use disorder, co-occurring disorders and medical conditions that should be treated alongside addiction.
If you have a job that prevents you from taking a leave of absence to attend rehab as an inpatient, you could receive treatment as an outpatient. This is recommended for disciplined people who have so far managed to abuse drugs without any negative impact on their work performance or home life (‘high-functioning addicts’). Individuals who recently started using drugs could receive treatment as an outpatient. However, the right treatment for you should be determined by a clinician.
Finding an Exclusive N-Bomb Rehab Facility
For celebrities, business executives and professionals whose work life and busy schedules prevent them from attending rehab, an executive rehab programme is ideal. These programmes integrate a workstation, where you can conduct business and liaise with your colleagues, whilst receiving addiction treatment co-currently.
Luxury rehab programmes are usually located in an isolated area, where you’ll be surrounded by panoramic views that enhance healing and serenity. Amenities at these facilities include animal therapy, nutrition therapy, fine dining, swimming pools, in-house gym, massage therapy, acupuncture, spacious rooms and access to phones and computers.
What to Know about N-Bomb Rehab
Addiction is a disease without a cure. Rehab treats any underlying problems that led to substance abuse and teaches you coping skills for dealing with triggers and stressors, but it is not an automatic cure that prevents you from relapsing in the future. The decision to participate in treatment will be yours, as will be staying abstinent and reaching your recovery goals. You’ll need to take daily steps and actions towards changing your lifestyle, because ‘living abstinent’ and ‘staying abstinent’ are not the same thing.
Recovery takes time, so be patient with yourself. Even if you relapse, there are strategies to help you get back on track. While it’s good to change environments, friends and sometimes location, the real struggle with addiction lies in your mind and emotions. Changing them improves your chances of lifelong abstinence.
Private N-Bomb Rehabs and Confidentiality
Confidentiality and privacy are at the core of any customer-based business. Some addicts neglect treatment because they fear they will be stigmatised when people learn that they received substance abuse treatment. If you do register for treatment, rest assured that your details are safe and secure. It’s difficult admitting you have a problem or opening up to a therapist about issues you’ve kept locked away for ages.
Rehab centres protect your confidentiality by ensuring no one knows about your treatment or any personal details. Only clinicians who are directly involved in your treatment can view your files; most rehab centres require their staff to sign a confidentiality agreement that legally prevents them from discussing patients with anyone.
Individual and Group Therapy
Individual Therapy comprises one-on-one counselling sessions with a licensed therapist. At the start of addiction treatment, the focus is on helping you quit substance abuse and maintain abstinence. It also aims to unearth all mental, social, emotional and environmental issues that initially led to substance abuse. If these issues aren’t properly addressed during treatment, you’ll most likely relapse when faced with triggers after treatment.
Group therapy involves therapy sessions led by a licensed drug counsellor and a group of recovering addicts. Some groups might include several therapists, while group sizes vary, though usually don’t exceed 10 to 12 clients. Many recovering addicts have stated that they prefer group therapy, because there is a communal feeling when you’re surrounded by others who are going through similar experiences and understand your difficulties.
It’s also a great avenue via which to work on communication skills and build your own network of abstinent friends and support network. You’ll receive support and feedback from others who have conquered their addiction and be able to provide support to those who are just starting their own recovery journey.
A synopsis of treatment programmes and their duration
Detox: There are no reported withdrawal symptoms for N-Bomb. However, most users have a polydrug use problem from taking LSD and other psychoactive substances alongside N-Bomb. Detox usually lasts seven to ten days. Doctors might provide medication to treat specific symptoms such as headaches, diarrhoea, fever, insomnia and depression.
Inpatient treatment: If you’re a mild addict or recently started taking N-Bomb, a clinician might recommend a short stay of 28 to 30 days. NIDA recommends 90-day rehab as an effective way to receive comprehensive treatment.
Outpatient rehab: This programme is recommended for high-functioning addicts whose drug use has not had any negative impacts on their lives. It could be recommended for drug addicts who can’t afford inpatient treatment or have experienced rehab stays in the past. Treatment lasts between 10 and 16 weeks.
Detoxing from N-Bomb: All you need to know
Synthetic drugs like N-Bomb are created in labs, using chemicals similar to the drugs whose effect they try to mimic. There are no safety standards, nor do users know the exact compounds used in making these substances. N-Bomb mimics the effects of LSD. Subsequently, if you take N-Bomb, the effect would be similar to LSD, but only more intense.
Substance abusers do not experience withdrawal symptoms from N-Bomb, as it doesn’t cause drug-seeking behaviour like other drugs, nor is it considered an addictive substance. However, you might develop psychological dependence, which makes it difficult to quit.
The initial effects last eight hours, though flashbacks could continue for years. Long-term users develop tolerance to the substance and the effects are unpredictable. In one case, a user jumped to his death because he believed he could fly. During a ‘bad trip’, you might experience panic attacks, anxiety, despair and terror.
Physical effects include insomnia, dry mouth, piloerection, tremors, panic attacks, depression and schizophrenia. There are no FDA-approved medications for treating N-Bomb addiction. More research is needed to determine the full effects of the substance and establish rules of counselling to support abstinence and help addicts change problematic behaviour.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The goal of CBT is to help you identify all negative thoughts, emotions and behaviours that fuel addiction and change them for positive emotions that promote abstinence. A therapist will ask questions about your past history of substance abuse and the impact it had on your family. However, the focus is on the future, not the past. You’ll learn to focus on positive changes you can make in the future, not looking back.
Common goals include finding a job, quitting N-Bomb abuse, improving relationships with loved ones, building communication skills and improving parenting ability. Once you’ve honed the skill of identifying thoughts and feelings – and how they spring from inside – you’ll apply effective coping strategies to change those negative patterns.
Contingency Management (CM)
Also known as motivational incentives, CM uses a reward system to motivate you to quit substance abuse and reach your recovery goals. Contingency Management is based on the theory that behaviours which continue are those that are rewarded, while behaviours that are reprimanded or punished will reduce in frequency, until they cease completely.
Substance use is fueled by the reward centre of the brain. The ‘high’ you experience under the influence reinforces the need to continue abusing N-Bomb, even when you know the negative consequences of your actions. By replacing the reward for taking drugs with one for staying abstinent, you’ll reach your recovery goals and reduce unwanted behaviours associated with substance abuse.
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Paying for N-Bomb Addiction Treatment
Your first option when considering payment for rehab treatment is insurance (where applicable). Depending on the type of policy, your insurer might cover the full or partial cost of rehab. Some insurers only pay for the basics, such as detox and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Contact your insurer to determine exactly what is covered by your insurance policy. To reduce the burden of payment, your rehab of choice might be willing to work out a payment plan, spread out over a defined period.
If you don’t have insurance cover, there are other options. For instance, your family and friends could make a payment on your behalf, directly to the rehab centre to ensure you don’t spend the money on drugs. Alternatively, you could utilise crowdfunding to raise the money from online benefactors; take out an equity loan; withdraw from your retirement pension account; or pay with your personal savings.
Ending Your N-Bomb Treatment
Leaving treatment Against Medical Advice (AMA) is detrimental to your recovery from N-Bomb abuse. You will not have been discharged by your treatment team, which means you’re not ready to re-enter society and consequently, will most likely relapse soon. A few reasons why people leave treatment early include:
Painful withdrawal symptoms: There are no reported cases of withdrawal symptoms when users stop using N-Bomb, so this doesn’t apply. However, you could experience cravings to use the substance. Rehab programmes help to reduce cravings via therapy and medications.
You dislike rehab: Some patients complain throughout rehab. They look for justifications to leave treatment before their discharge date. Motivational Interviewing is a therapy model that can help to change your ambivalence towards rehab and encourage you to stay in treatment.
You find it hard interacting with others: Addiction is an isolating disease. When you aren’t taking drugs, you’ll realise that it’s difficult for you to meet people and you might be feeling lonely. During therapy sessions, you’ll develop and practice communication skills with other recovering addicts.
You already know everything: No man is an island and you don’t know everything about rehab, even though you’ve received treatment in the past. Although knowledge is a sign of process, there is so much more to gain from staying at a rehab centre. There are no triggers or stressors and you’re in a therapeutic community that promotes healing.
What to Expect from Treatment
The treatment process begins with intake and evaluation. This is an important step, because clinicians use the information you provide to create a customised plan for you, based on NIDA’s guidelines. You’ll be welcomed by a drug counselor, who collects any insurance details (where applicable), provides a questionnaire for you to complete, and discusses your history of substance abuse. There’ll be a medical assessment and clinical evaluation by a therapist to check for any co-occurring disorders.
There are no withdrawal symptoms for N-Bomb, so doctors might skip this phase and take you straight to rehab. Here, a range of behavioural therapies will be used to treat all underlying symptoms that led to your addiction. According to a study by Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, behavioural therapy is successful when combined with motivational therapies and pharmacology.
Benefits of Holistic Rehab
Addressing symptoms and highlighting goals
Applying a holistic approach to N-Bomb Treatment means that all physical, emotional and psychological symptoms will be addressed. The modalities that work for one individual might not work for you. Therefore, treatment is customised to fit your needs.
Unhealthy eating habits fuel addiction. Nutrition therapy is part of your treatment. A healthy lifestyle improves energy and mental health – two important aspects of recovery. All your meals are organic and freshly prepared to address nutritional deficiencies caused by addiction.
Incorporating alternative therapies
To improve the outcome of treatment, holistic rehab goes beyond the expected and includes alternative techniques, such as animal therapy, art therapy and fitness training. You’ll learn skills that make you employable upon re-entering society and express your emotions in a positive way. Other benefits include:
- Stress management
- Complementary therapy, such as acupuncture and massage
- Scenic locations that benefit healing (this includes remote locations by a lake, ocean or mountain)
Recovery from N-Bomb addiction doesn’t end when you’ve complete rehab. Aftercare or post-rehabilitation support is at the core of rehabilitation. You’ll work with a therapist whilst in treatment to develop an aftercare programme that includes individual therapy, 12-step programmes, group therapy, relapse prevention planning and continuing care.
The duration of aftercare depends on your treatment needs post-rehab. It’s very important you follow your aftercare plan stringently after rehab. As many as 80% of recovering addicts relapse within the first month; therefore, a solid aftercare programme increases your chances of maintaining abstinence. Components of an aftercare plan include:
- Drug testing
- Arrangements for living in a ‘sober home’ or halfway house
- Consistent participation in Narcotics Anonymous
- Rehearsing your relapse prevention strategy whilst in treatment
- Scheduled appointments with your therapist
- Monitoring via phone calls or scheduled appointments and video calls
The Risk of Relapse for N-Bomb Addicts
N-Bomb is such a powerful substance that law enforcement officers might overdose if they don’t wear a filter mask, glasses and gloves whilst collecting evidence. In extreme cases, some users commit suicide or the body becomes comatose when you overdose. It is hard for N-Bomb users to quit the substance, but it is possible if you know your triggers. Those that increase the risk of relapse include:
Mental health issues: If you have any mental health issues that led you to abuse a substance, see a behavioural therapist for treatment. If left untreated, this could trigger a relapse. Negative emotions such as depression, anxiety and anger are known risk factors for relapse.
Staying in an enabling environment: During rehab, you’ll learn that environment plays a strong role in addiction. You’ll need to relocate to a different area, where drug use is not common if you want to maintain abstinence from drugs.
Spending time with substance abusers: It’s difficult explaining your new found ‘clean’ status to people who aren’t ready to get help. They may isolate or dislike you for your decision. To avoid the temptation of using drugs again – just to fit in – you must re-evaluate your friendships.
Lack of support: Support is a strong indicator of those who have a chance of maintaining abstinence. It’s a powerful motivator to ‘get clean’ and stay abstinent. Those who lack a support network find it easier to relapse or return to old habits when faced with a potential crisis situation.
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Ongoing Treatment and Relapse Prevention Strategies
Relapse prevention planning is a core component of drug rehabilitation. During treatment, you’ll work with your therapist to develop a plan that helps you maintain abstinence afterwards. Relapse prevention means identifying all triggers that might cause a relapse and developing strategies to mitigate them. This should also include guidelines on what to do if you relapse. A few tips to help include:
Learn to maintain a balance between your work and home life. There should always be time for relaxation. For many who abuse drugs in the workplace, stress is the primary factor that initially led to abuse. Therefore, incorporate exercise, social activities, hobbies and family time into your life.
Developing skills for dealing with cravings. Cravings are one of the hardest things to cope with for a recovering addict. Urge-surfing is an exercise that takes your mind off the temptation to use and distracts you from thoughts of abusing N-Bomb.
Create a support network of people who will help you maintain abstinence and attend support group meetings without fail.
When attending a high-risk event – such as weddings or birthday parties where drugs and alcohol will likely be present – have a plan for managing the situation. You could attend with a sober friend to help you maintain abstinence.
Sober Living Support
If you’re not ready to fully transition back into society, a sober living facility might be what you need. These are group homes for recovering addicts – most of whom are recently discharged from rehab centres. In a sober home, you have to complete house chores, follow rules and hold down a job (paid or voluntary).
Sober homes are different from inpatient treatment centres, because you can leave during the day but have to be back in time for curfew. You must conform to random drug testing as proof of abstinence. There are house meetings, support groups and visitations. You will pay rent, cook your own meals and refrain from arguing with other residents.
Peer support is the process of giving and receiving nonclinical, nonprofessional aid from recovering addicts who have achieved long-term abstinence from substance abuse. Research shows that addicts are more comfortable addressing complex issues in groups that consist primarily of peers. Support includes:
Emotional support: Peers who understand what you’re going though provide feedback in a meaningful way.
Affiliation support: Group interaction with peers makes you feel they are reliable and can provide support for others.
Instrumental support: Practical help to assist a recovering addict to get their life back on track. This includes accommodation, education, skills training, employment, medical care and other things that increase the feelings of competence.
Informational support: Sharing knowledge and information to help peers deal with resistance to authority.
Family therapy is applied in substance abuse treatment. Addiction also affects your immediate family and incorporating them into treatment provides a platform for them to heal as a unit. The goal is to uncover the role of the family in addiction to reduce the harm caused by your actions. Issues discussed in treatment include family conflict, depression, parenting skills and unemployment. Types of family therapy include:
Multidimensional family therapy: This is a therapy approach used when the addict is a teenager or adolescent. A therapist meets separately with both the family and teenager and also hosts joint sessions. Parents learn effective parenting skills and children are equipped with coping techniques for handling confrontations without abusing substances.
Solution-focused therapy: Here, the focus is only on solving problems within the family. You’ll work with your family and therapist to develop strategies that help you avoid substance abuse.
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N-Bomb doesn’t have any positive attributes for the human body. While some might escape from its clutches, each dose increases your chances of permanent damage and even death. Addiction to a highly potent substance such as N-Bomb is not easy to quit on your own.
Enrolling at a rehabilitation centre increases your chances of maintaining lifelong abstinence from substance abuse. Call an addiction helpline and a drug counsellor will use research-backed techniques to help determine the right treatment. They could also recommend support group meetings to get you started on your recovery journey.
What is N-Bomb Addiction Treatment?
You’ll need addiction treatment to address all physical and psychological aspects of dependence. Professional care at a rehab centre helps you to understand your addiction and teaches you coping skills for dealing with triggers.
Do I Need an Inpatient N-Bomb Rehab Facility?
Inpatient treatment programmes are the best type of addiction treatment. They are recommended for long-term substance users who have co-occurring disorders and any medical conditions that require treatment.
What Recovery Programme is Right for Me?
The right recovery programme must cater to your unique addiction needs and provide specialised treatment, based on data collected during intake. Even mild users should attend inpatient programmes because of the potency of N-Bomb.
What are the Options if You Don’t Have Insurance?
If you don’t have insurance, your options include:
- Taking out a home equity loan
- Applying for a rehab scholarship
- Attending a state-run rehabilitation programme
- Applying for a government grant via the NHS
- Sourcing for funds using crowdfunding
- Asking for financial support from loved ones
- Working out a payment plan with the rehabilitation centre
- Paying from your personal funds, using your retirement savings or credit card
What are Some Common street names for N-Bomb?
Street names for N-Bomb include: GNOME, Smiles, 25I, 25C, Legal Acid, 25C, 25B, Cimbi-5, New Nexus, Solaris and Dime.
Why Do People Start Taking N-Bomb?
People take N-Bomb because of the energetic ‘high’ they experience when taking the drug. It also produces euphoria and feelings of relaxation, similar to LSD.
How is N-Bomb Used and Abused?
People take N-Bomb by snorting, smoking, inhaling and putting it under their tongue. Since N-Bomb has no medical value, all use is deemed abuse.
What is the N-Bomb ‘High’ Like?
A recreational user who described his experience stated that he felt like he was being ripped apart when he took the substance. He doubted everything he had ever said or done and suffered PTSD from the experience. Some users experience a dissociative state, delusions and vivid hallucinations whilst under the influence of N-Bomb.
What are the Practical Dangers of N-Bomb Use?
Dangers of abusing N-Bomb include nausea, high blood pressure, loss of consciousness, fever, seizures and fatalities from accidents, suicides and overdose.
What Happens During Treatment?
During treatment, you’ll learn to do things at the same time every day, such as eating, therapy, exercise and other activities. You’ll work with a therapist to understand your addiction and work towards recovery goals.
How Long Does Inpatient N-Bomb Rehabilitation Take?
Depending on the severity of your addiction, inpatient treatment could last up to six months. Short-term stays of 28 to 30 days are recommended for mild addicts and longer-term rehab stays of 60 to 90 days are recommended for long-term substance users and those who need comprehensive treatment.
What are the Risks of Addiction?
Risks of addiction include having parents who abused illicit substances and alcohol; growing up in an environment where drug use was normal; the existence of polydrug use disorder; mental health issues: and peer pressure.
Is It Possible to Avoid Addiction and Rehab?
The only way to avoid addiction is to stay away from illicit substances altogether. When you receive a prescription, follow the doctor’s order and do not take alcohol or additives alongside your medication. All illicit substances have the potential for abuse.
What Types of Treatment Are Available?
Treatment for N-Bomb addiction includes detox, substance abuse rehabilitation, support groups and aftercare.
What If N-Bomb Addiction Goes Untreated?
The immediate risk of leaving addiction untreated is that it increases the risk of overdose. You could experience a ‘bad trip’ during your next intake and suffer a severe dissociative state that endangers your life. Addiction treatment is the best way to reverse all damage caused by N-Bomb and live a happy life again.
Does Insurance Cover N-Bomb Addiction Rehab?
This will depend on your cover and also the policy of the treatment facility in question. Depending on your insurance policy, your insurer might cover the full or partial cost of rehab treatment. Contact your insurance provider to determine exactly what is covered in your plan.
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