Today, I will blog about something that is completely different from the usual kinds of drugs that people associate with addiction. Spice is a mix of herbs with synthetic cannabinoids that produces a high similar to marijuana. When compared with marijuana, Spice tends to have a much stronger effect. While Spice mixtures are sold as natural or legal alternatives to marijuana, they are technically considered “not for human consumption”.
So a little bit of history. Spice was initially developed during laboratory research to learn more about the cannabinoid receptors in the body. Today, this drug is used recreationally for ecstatic effect. Ironically, the synthetic cannabinoids are relatively new and haven’t yet been studied to determine the long-term effects on the brain.
Some folks consider Spice to be safe, but it is not. Spice can include chemicals which are not considered safe for human consumption. The exact composition of many products sold as Spice is unknown. So it’s very likely that some varieties contain substances that could have very strange ore harmful effects on the user.
The effects of the chemicals in Spice include:
- Elevated blood pressure
- Red or pale eyes
- Severe agitation
Although there are some people who do not consider Spice to be a “hard” drug, it is highly addictive. The problems with Spice usually manifest as the inability to quit smoking it, along with other negative consequences. So how can you deal with this kind of addiction? There are lots of treatment recovery rehab that are equipped to deal with Spice addiction.
Withdrawal from Spice will make you feel like you are having an intense anxiety attack, or depression. The usual symptoms include cravings for the drug, plus feelings of agitation and irritability. Depending on the severity of the addiction, the symptoms can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. The experts at Rehab Place Treatment Center can help you get through withdrawal and into recovery.