Written by: Dale Conlon
Medically Reviewed by: Dr Mateen Durrani – MBBS, DPM, MSc, BCPsych
Last Updated: January 10th, 2023
Benzo Fury addiction
Benzo Fury addiction is a very real and dangerous risk, especially when taken more than one time.
Benzofuran, also known as Benzo Fury, 6-APB, 5-APB and White Pearl, is a relatively new drug that has been rapidly spreading around the world in recent history. The sensory effects of this drug and its availability make it an appealing choice for those who choose to take it, but the effects can be devastating.
Addiction to benzo fury can be a serious problem, so it is important to understand everything you need to know about the drug and what the addiction can cause.
Let’s look closely at the signs of benzo fury addiction, what the symptoms are and how it has an impact on your life.
What is Benzo Fury?
Benzo Fury is an illegal combination drug made with amphetamines and entactogens. Amphetamines such as Adderall speed up the workings of the brain, while entactogens like MDMA trigger emotional and social responses. This combination is chemically compounded into benzofuran, which is better known as Benzo Fury.
Benzo Fury’s effects are similar to the effects of the parent drugs in that it is a combination of both. Taking a benzofuran drug triggers an energetic, alert reaction that renders you alert to your surroundings whilst also experiencing colours and sounds more vividly and having heightened feelings of love and affection for your surroundings and the people around you.
After taking Benzo Fury, the effects peak after two to three hours and drop back at about four hours. However, they will continue to be felt for 14-24 hours after intake.
How does Benzo Fury addiction develop?
Reading through the effects of this drug may make it easier to understand the appeal, but unfortunately, Benzo Fury addiction does not take a break because the effects are enjoyable to the drug’s user. In fact, that is often the greatest opportunity for addictions to creep in.
To make sure you fully understand a Benzo Fury addiction, you may first need to understand the nature of addictions and how they come to be. Firstly, addictions are a manifestation of an underlying problem that is bubbling to the surface in the form of substance and/or drug abuse, such as a Benzo Fury addiction. The only way to treat an addiction down to its roots is to address the main cause in order to keep it from returning.
The actual causes of Benzo Fury addiction can be narrowed down to three main categories. Genetics, environment and development. Along with the mental state, gender and ethnicity of a person, some people are just born with genes that have a higher risk of being prone to addiction. Environment plays a big role as well in that the quality of life, economic status and even peer pressure could greatly affect someone’s mental health or openness to drugs and, in turn, addiction. Finally, stages of development play a huge role in the way people perceive drugs, Benzo Fury abuse and addiction.
It is also worth noting that Benzo Fury is primarily a party drug. Though illegal, it is often found in parties and raves where people just want to have the night of their lives and might therefore get irresponsible. It is very likely that peer pressure might play a role in the spread of this drug as well as in increasing the chances of Benzo Fury addiction, misuse and abuse.
Signs and symptoms of Benzo Fury abuse
In order to keep you and your loved one safe from harm caused by a Benzo Fury addiction, you should keep an eye out for worrisome symptoms that might be a result of drug abuse. It’s important to remember that since people are different, the visual representation of Benzo Fury abuse may vary. However, we’ve provided you with a frame of reference below so you can keep a lookout for unhealthy changes that may indicate an unhealthy dependency on Benzo Fury.
Physical signs and symptoms of Benzo Fury addiction:
- Dilated pupils
- Tingling feelings
- Tightening of the jaw muscles
- Increased heart rate
- Higher blood pressure
- Higher body temperature
- Chest pains and palpitations
- Difficulty urinating
- Liver damage
Mental signs and symptoms of Benzo Fury addiction:
- Poor concentration
- Short term memory
How does Benzo Fury impact the UK?
Reading through the symptoms of Benzo Fury abuse would hopefully have been a good enough reason for you and your loved one to steer clear of this drug or do your best to remedy the existing addiction that you have come to realise. In either case, it is best to know more about the impact of the drug in order to ensure you distance yourself from it as much as possible.
Between 2011 and 2012, research was done to find out the features of a Benzo Fury-induced death. It was found that in nine of ten cases, the deceased had died of poisoning. While the tenth person had died of poisoning as well, the poisoning came from unknown sources.
Unfortunately, this research also determined that young people need to be educated on the facts and real dangers of Benzo Fury abuse since five out of ten were under twenty-four years of age.
After June 10, 2013, Benzo Fury and its equivalents were made illegal owing to the consistently high numbers of negatively affected users. Beforehand, Benzo Fury was an easily acquired drug dubbed a “legal high” that you could easily buy off the internet.
Today, Benzofuran, or 5/6-APB, are classed in the UK as Class B schedule 1 drugs, meaning they have no therapeutic value and cannot be prescribed or possessed.
What can you do next?
The feeling of experiencing addiction or having to watch somebody you love be overpowered by a substance is difficult to describe. It is heartbreaking, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. With just a little bit of help, you will be able to make your way out of the hooks of benzo fury addiction and will be able to get back to having a happy, normal life.
It’s important to remember that there are resources that you can consult to make your journey smoother. Conferring with a professional and seeking support will help you ensure that the Benzo Fury addiction is taken care of in healthy, safe processes that are supported by the environments and systems that we have in place at Primrose Lodge.
Contact us now to find out how we can help bring your Benzo Fury addiction to an end.