Over the last 10 years, synthetic marijuana has hit our streets and its effects have been devastating. Known as Spice, K2, and a variety of other names, smoking this substance is often 500 to 1000 times more potent than marijuana. One doctor in particular has seen over 25 overdoses in the last three months alone.
It is being reported by hospitals and prominent professionals in the addiction field that some people that use spice never return to their normal mental state. They become out of touch with reality. Other symptoms are hearing voices, experiencing hallucinations, extreme agitation, panic attacks, paranoia, and being in a dysphoric state.
The use of synthetic marijuana is not something that should be taken lightly at all. Many people compare it to the use of marijuana. We believe that even the use of marijuana is a problem. The issue with spice is that no one knows what is in it. Many times potpourri is sprayed with a variety of chemicals and then packaged for sale. Smoking this is like playing Russian roulette. Severe effects can happen from the first use. If you or someone you know is using this chemical it is important that you seek help from a professional.
At Clearbrook, we have been treating spice addiction with success for years. Don’t wait to make this call. The detrimental consequences begin to happen from the first time this substance is used.