Dangerous Xylazine: The Zombie Drug

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Dangerous Xylazine: The Zombie Drug

The use of Xylazine, the zombie drug, among drug addicts seems to be an emerging trend.  It also comes with potentially fatal health risks. Xylazine is cheaper than other drugs and produces an effect described to be more intoxicating than heroin. Commonly used medically as a horse tranquilizer, this drug can cause serious harm to humans. Xylazine is in the therapeutic category of muscle relaxer, sedative and analgesic agents, making it potentially incredibly dangerous to the heart, brain and other organs of the body.

Why the Nickname, the Zombie Drug?

Xylazine addicts walk bent forward, slipping in and out of consciousness – like zombies. Addicts use this drug by injection and quickly enter this zombie-like state. Xylazine can cause hypotensive, bradycardic, glycemic and comatose reactions, just to name a few. The intoxicating effects of the drug typically last for about six hours.

This drug was investigated for use in humans but was rejected due to its potentially hazardous side effects. This drug is stolen from veterinary suppliers. As the use increases in the veterinary world, the abuse of the drug by humans has also increased.

Help for Xylazine Addiction

Anyone with Xylazine abuse problems can find help inside one of many treatment centers available for addicts. There are many advantages to inpatient treatment including peer-to-peer support and understanding. There are a wide variety of inpatient treatment facilities that will work with an individual’s health insurance.

Elimination of the drug is only the beginning of a very intense, yet rewarding, process of learning to live without their drug of choice. Those who abuse will need a safe area in which to recover both mentally and physically. An inpatient treatment center provides that safe space, removed from the demands and chaos usually associated with the daily life of an addict.

Inpatient Treatment for Addiction

Inpatient treatment centers provide structure, which is so important to a recovering addict. In fact, addicts eat very little and usually resort to junk food or snacks.  Sleep disturbances are common with addicts.   For this reason, a stable environment provided by an inpatient treatment center is the best option.

It is essential for anyone abusing Xylazine to be aware there are treatment options out there that can help them break free from their addiction. Inpatient treatment is one of those options. The length of stay at an inpatient facility varies by individual case, as does the treatment plan.

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Wow! It never ceases to amaze me how there are so many different drugs, and this one is no different. The fact that people can want to take a horse tranquilizer is just insane to me. The fact that the effects of this drug can last for up to 6 hours is also quite a shocking thought. I just do not understand how people can take drugs like this, but I am glad to see that the people who approve the use of the different drugs, did not authorize this drug for use in treating humans. That was at least a plus. It is interesting to get through to people that a drug that can turn you into a walking zombie would be something that you would want to stay away from and they have a hard time with that, but I guess that is why places like A Forever recovery exist. I think that would be quite a difficult task to do, dealing with bunches of people at different states of addiction. This is why I can say that I admire what these people are doing to work to get people off of these dangerous drugs! Keep up the good work, and do not lose sight of the effect that you are creating in the clients that you help to treat!

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