Abuse and Addiction to Synthetic Marijuana and Treatment
An Brief Introduction Of Synthetic Marijuana
Synthetic Marijuana or K2, also referred to as Spice imitates the psychoactive characteristics of real Marijuana with a higher level of potency while also being more hazardous.
K2, Spice or Synthetic Marijuana is a chemically manufactured substance that causes effects similar but more potent than Marijuana to the brain. The ingredients in synthetic Marijuana are designed to imitate THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol which is the psychoactive component in Marijuana.
The form of consumption of synthetic Marijuana varies but smoking is the predominant method.
This drug is peddled online, in head shops and at gas stations while being touted as being a safe and legally accepted Marijuana alternative yet there is a lot of evidence that shows that it is far from safe.
Manufactured cannabis is advertised as incense or blend and advertised as "not for human utilisation." The substance is being marketing legally, therefore it makes the drug as a "legal" option for the drug users.
The chemical composition, branding and packaging of Spice varies from one distributor to the next. This makes the drug a moving target for the police and health officials who want to reduce the drug's unfavourable effects.
The most popular names for synthetic Marijuana are spice and K2. Synthetic Marijuana actually have other nicknames other than Spice and K2, they are:
If a loved one is falling into synthetic addiction or abuse you need to get them help immediately.
Since synthetic Marijuana is not meant to be ingested or smoked, anyone taking it in these ways is abusing it. Synthetic Marijuana is a popular option among teenagers and your adults because they think it is a safer and "legal" way than consuming Marijuana. At least, they will not be getting into trouble because they can buy in legally anywhere. Further, most drug tests cannot detect synthetic Marijuana in the system and this makes it very attractive to individuals who are concerned about being caught.
Marijuana and synthetic Marijuana have similar effects. A cheerful, and calm inclination coupled with a reoriented discernment of physical existence. The chemicals that were utilised to create the drug's effects were initially manufactured to be used in anything ranging from cancer treatments to plant food and synthetic Marijuana's actual ingredients differ from the one batch to the next. These ingredients are therefore not meant for consumption by human beings and it is impossible to establish the detrimental reactions that the chemicals could have on users.
The repercussions of Marijuana use are identical to that of synthetic Marijuana. Though, several accounts of serious side effects (that even include death) caused by synthetic Marijuana have been reported.
Symptoms of synthetic Marijuana may include:
High blood pressure
Vomiting and nausea
Delusions of persecution or unwarranted jealousy
High heart rate
Some Indications Of Being Addicted To Synthetic Marijuana
A mental and biological reliance on synthetic Marijuana occur during a prolonged misuse of the drug. In spite of the fact that Marijuana is often marketed as being non-addictive, a scientific definition of addiction proves the contrary and synthetic Marijuana has mind-altering characteristics that are comparable to those of real Marijuana. The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines 11 symptoms of addiction. A fatal aftermath or further usage of synthetic Marijuana occurs when an individual dependent on the substance attempt to discontinue usage of the drug. Get a deeper knowledge of the signs of substance dependency.
The Lawfulness Of Spice/K2
While the DEA has made attempts to regulate the manufacture and distribution of Spice, the biggest challenge has been in dealing with the chemicals used to create the drug. The compounds such as HU-210, JWH-018, M-694 and JWH-073 are developed at a rate much higher than that which government officials can revoke their legal status. Synthetic Marijuana production can always get away from the law by slightly changing the ingredients of the substance. That way, they can continue selling the drug without getting caught.
Treatment For Synthetic Marijuana Addiction
People can become dependant on synthetic Marijuana as it a very strong drug. because of its addictive potential, the addicts will experience some withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit their addiction. Some cases have shown that the symptoms can go bad which causes the users to keep coming back to the drug. Revulsion, stooling, a deep yearning for the substance are some of the signs of trying to discontinue the use of synthetic Marijuana.
Counselling, targeted behaviour therapies and other validated treatment can lead to beating a synthetic Marijuana addiction. If someone you know or care about is currently fighting synthetic Marijuana addiction, you can contact us to get help from our experienced addiction counsellors.