Designer drugs are a new and very serious problem in South Florida. Many people, especially young adults, find themselves instantly addicted just after several uses. Spice or K2 is one of the most commonly abused designer drug. Spice use has long-term effects th at damage your health and it's important to know how Spice negatively influences your well-being.
Spice is synthetic marijuana and it is known as a "designer drug" because it's a man-made substance created in a lab. It has several street names such as herbal incense, K2, Mr. Nice Guy, and fake weed. Spice was actually legal in the United States up until late 2012 when it was classified as a Schedule I controlled substance. However, Spice use is much more dangerous and risky than marijuana use.
Psychosis is a loss of touch with reality marked by delusions and hallucinations. Spice has triggered episodes of psychosis in many users and in some cases, prolonged psychosis. Synthetic pot has also been also been linked to triggering existing psychotic disorders in individuals who were deemed mentally balanced. Hallucinations can also reappear after months of trying Spice and it can comprise your mental health condition.
Spice use has been linked to organ damage, especially heart and kidney deterioration. Synthetic cannabis reduces the flow of blood to the heart, which could potentially lead to a heart attack — even in people who aren't at risk for heart complications. Due to many synthetic additives in Spice, kidney failure can also result from use.
Paranoia is one of the many side effects that Spice can worsen or exacerbate. An increase in anxiety or paranoia caused by synthetic weed can be much worse than the effects of actual marijuana and can include other horrible effects like spastic body movements, agitation, or even seizures.
In some terrible cases of Spice use, suicide or death had occurred. Synthetic weed is linked to producing violent thoughts because of the user's unstable mental state and it can result in self-harm or violence toward other people.
Drug Rehab Hollywood FL encourages you to connect at (954) 239-2548 with our addiction treatment team today to discuss your concerns about drug or alcohol addiction.