Mandrax, White Pipe, Buttons, Bread
Mandrax slows down the central nervous system and has a sedative effect, giving you the feeling of relaxed and carefree. It is a synthetic drug which comes in the form of tablet varying in colour and size. Ingredients include methaqualone (a sedative-hypnotic) and diphenhydramine (an antihistamine with sedative-hypnotic effects).
Signs and Symptoms
A highly addictive drug causing physical and psychological dependence. Usually combined with marijuana, typical signs and symptoms may include the following:
> yellow stained hands
> bloodshot eyes
> gaunt appearance
> rotten teeth
> unnatural sleeping patterns
> loss of appetite
> increased saliva secretion
> swollen abdomen
Paraphernalia commonly found:
> broken bottles and bottle necks
> homemade filters - known as a "Diamond"
> brown stained tissues
> containers used to spit in
> Lotto and Tab tickets in which tablets are crushed
Methods of Use
> Decreased alertness
> Decreased concentration
> Increased sleep
> Poor coordination
> Stomach pain
> Weight loss
> Red puffy eyes
> Slurred speech
> Nausea and vomiting
> Passing out
> Respiratory failure
Mandrax has a high overdose potential, especially when used with alcohol. Overdose is potentially lethal.
> Irritability and aggression
> Self-help organizations – Talking with others who also have a disorder have been proven to be very effective.
> Therapy – Behaviour therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy is a proven evidence based therapy teaching skills to reduce the urges. Find a licensed practitioner.
> Medications – Studies suggest that some medication may be effective for the treatment of gambling addiction. Speak to a psychiatrist specialised in addiction treatment for an evaluation and recommendations.
> Treatment programs – Many in-treatment and outpatient programs can assist with a gambling disorder.
Why choose PRC Recovery?
We are a registered treatment centre specialising in the treatment of addictive disorders. Our individualised approach to treating addiction is based on international standards and includes the many proven modalities in the treatment of addiction.
Key focus areas for an effective program:
> Family involvement – family participation in the treatment of any addiction is vital.
> Individualised approach – underlying issues prolonging any addiction is based on the individual and therefore individual treatment plans are an important component to effective treatment of addiction by a qualified professional counsellor.
> 12 step program – Twelve step programs have proven highly effective in the treatment of addiction and starts forming the solid foundation in early recovery. It is also used as the platform to the introduction of self-help organisations, forming part of the aftercare.
> Aftercare – Stopping the addiction is only the foundation phase in the treatment of addiction. A well thought-out aftercare plan is crucial to sustain long-term recovery.