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Synthetic Marijuana, Spice/K2 Drug, Dangers, and Addiction Treatment

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Several brands of synthetic designer drugs exist, including Spice and K2. THC is the primary active ingredient in marijuana, and these designer drugs are made to mimic its effects.

These substances, which belong to the class of synthetic cannabinoids, are frequently marketed as “herbal incense” or “potpourri.” Despite their deceptive packaging, consumers abuse these items because of their ability to cause mental confusion and euphoria. Sadly, there is frequently little information provided to buyers regarding the possible hazards to their health and safety when using them.

Although they can have quite different effects, synthetic cannabinoids are a family of artificial compounds that share chemical similarities with those found in the cannabis plant. These drugs are often less expensive and easier to obtain than cannabis and go unnoticed by standard urine drug tests.

Seeking professional help for synthetic marijuana addiction treatment is crucial for a safer and more effective process, providing essential support for both physical and psychological aspects.

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Synthetic Marijuanas Name

Numerous individuals resort to using slang terms to refer to their drug use discreetly. This practice allows them to discuss substances without drawing attention or raising suspicion.

The most common slang terms include:

  • Spice.
  • K2.
  • RedX Dawn.
  • Paradise.
  • Demon.
  • Black Magic.
  • Spike.
  • Mr. Nice Guy.
  • Ninja.
  • Zohai.
  • Dream.
  • Genie.
  • Sence.
  • Smoke.
  • Skunk.
  • Serenity.
  • Yucatan.
  • Fire.
  • Skooby Snax.
  • Crazy Clown.

This use of coded language is an expected behavior among individuals who want to conceal their drug-related discussions from others who may disapprove or intervene.

What is Spice Drug?

Spice drugs are blends of herbs sprayed with artificial compounds that mimic the psychoactive component of marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The impact can vary based on factors like the following:

  • Amount used.
  • How it’s taken.
  • Individual differences.
  • If it’s used with other substances.

What is K2 Drug?

K2 is a blend of plant material, herb, and spice combination often covered in artificial compounds called cannabinoids.

How is Synthetic Marijuana Abused?

Spraying or mixing synthetic cannabinoids on plant material provides a conveyance for the most common route of administration:

  • Sprayed onto plant material and smoked.
  • Blended into a liquid and vaped in electronic nicotine delivery devices (such as e-cigarettes).
  • Added to herbal tea or food and swallowed.

Synthetic Marijuana Effects

The risk of synthetic cannabinoids stems from the fact that their contents are always unknown. The consequences are hazardous and unexpected for consumers because of this uncertainty.

Here are the most common effects:

  • Euphoria.
  • Relaxation.
  • Altered perception of time.
  • Increased sensory perception.
  • Heightened awareness.
  • Impaired coordination.
  • Anxiety.
  • Paranoia.
  • Agitation.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Delusions.
  • Increased heart rate.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Dizziness.
  • Confusion.
  • Memory impairment.
  • Psychosis.
  • Seizures.

Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana Abuse

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) [1] has taken steps to prohibit many of these substances at the Federal level due to the health risks they can cause, including the following:

  • Physical Health:
    • Respiratory issues.
    • Cardiovascular problems.
    • Nausea and vomiting.
    • Seizures.
    • Tremors.
    • Muscle damage.
    • Kidney damage.
  • Mental Health:
    • Anxiety.
    • Paranoia.
    • Agitation.
    • Hallucinations.
    • Delusions.
    • Psychosis.
    • Memory impairment.
  • Social and Occupational Consequences:
    • Impaired judgment.
    • Decreased productivity.
    • Relationship problems.
    • Isolation from friends and family.
    • Poor academic or work performance.
    • Legal issues.
  • Addiction and Withdrawal:
    • Risk of addiction.
    • Withdrawal symptoms, including irritability, insomnia, and anxiety.
  • Behavioral Changes:
    • Impaired coordination.
    • Altered perception of time.
    • Risk-taking behavior.
    • Aggressive behavior.
  • Cognitive Impairment:
    • Difficulty concentrating.
    • Confusion.
    • Cognitive decline.
  • Accidents and Injuries:
    • Increased risk of accidents due to poor coordination and judgment.
  • Medical Emergencies:
    • Medical emergencies such as seizures, heart attacks, or strokes.
  • Unknown Long-Term Effects:
    • Limited understanding of potential long-term health consequences.
  • Contaminants and Inconsistencies:
    • Risk of exposure to harmful chemicals or inconsistent potency in synthetic formulations.

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What are Synthetic Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms?

If you suddenly stop using synthetic marijuana, you may have the following symptoms:

  • Headache.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Severe anxiety.
  • Sweating.
  • Trouble sleeping.

You may have more severe symptoms if you use synthetic cannabinoids frequently for an extended period and suddenly stop, such as:

  • Breathing problems.
  • Chest pain.
  • Palpitations.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Seizures.

Experts think that the severity of these symptoms is related to how much synthetic cannabinoid is used and for how long.

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Inpatient rehab is a more regulated and reassuring atmosphere, and it is highly advised for synthetic marijuana addiction. Relapse during the early stages of rehabilitation is less likely in the controlled setting because it restricts external triggers and distractions.

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