Synthetic Marijuana Addiction, Abuse 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.
Synthetic Marijuana is a modified herbal substance which causes a mind-altering effect like Marijuana does, or even stronger. It also goes with the name Spice or K2. Synthetic Marijuana is made to be alike to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is a psychoactive substance in Marijuana.
Synthetic Marijuana is mostly smoked. Other ways to consume it are by dilate it into drinks or just simply by swallowing it.
Although every information points to the grave consequences of the drug, it is distributed in stores, online, fuel stations as a benign and lawful version of the conventional Marijuana.
Actually, synthetic Marijuana is sold as an incense or potpourri where it is clearly stated on the packaging that they are not for human consumption. The substance is being marketing legally, therefore it makes the drug as a "legal" option for the drug users.
There are hundreds of sellers selling synthetic Marijuana and the packaging, name and elements of the drug vary from vendor to vendor. Medical experts and DEA agents find it difficult following the drug's effect due to this continuous change.
Synthetic Marijuana has spice and K2 as it's more popular name. Beside the above names synthetic Marijuana has the following street names:
Seek assistance now if anyone you know is struggling with synthetic Marijuana.
Since synthetic Marijuana is not meant to be ingested or smoked, anyone taking it in these ways is abusing it. As many young adults and teens incorrectly believe that synthetic Marijuana is less dangerous than Marijuana and that they cannot end up in hot water because it can be bought legally, they are attracted to it. 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 in synthetic Marijuana are not the same in any two batches produced; the ingredients engineered to manufacture the drug were initially meant for use in manufacturing a range of products from cancer treatments to fertilizers. Such chemicals have not been endorsed for human utilization. It is very difficult to comprehend the dangerous effects the drug has on the users.
The repercussions of Marijuana use are identical to that of synthetic Marijuana. There are side effects that are not severe, but synthetic Marijuana risk gets escalated quickly. It will cause major side effects and may even cause death.
Symptoms of synthetic Marijuana may include:
High blood pressure
An inclination to vomit or vomiting
Elevated heart rate
Damage to the kidneys
Symptoms Of Addiction To Synthetic Marijuana
Abusing synthetic Marijuana over a long period of time can result in chemical and psychological dependence on the drug. The mind distorting properties of synthetic Marijuana mirror those of Marijuana and even though Marijuana is often passed as a non addictive substance, there evidence to the contrary when it is evaluated based on addiction's medical definition. Based on the information from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, there are 11 criteria to recognize synthetic Marijuana addiction. Synthetic Marijuana addict might be struggling to stop, but they can not. They may even find themselves consuming it under dangerous situation. Find out more about the sign of synthetic Marijuana addiction.
The Lawfulness Of Spice/K2
DEA has made some regulations regarding the production and distribution of synthetic Marijuana. Despite of the rules that have been made, DEA is still struggling to control the ingredients that are used to produce the drug. Substance with names like JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210 and M-694 have grown almost as fast as law requirement can prohibit them. Through a slight alteration of the chemical compounds used to manufacture K2, distributors have been able to stay in the business of selling this hazardous substance.
Medical Care For Addiction To Synthetic Marijuana
A user can become addicted to synthetic Marijuana, just like it is with any potent substance. Often, a lot of people suffer from signs of substance misuse if they make attempts to end the drug use and research confirms that such people often become even deeply dependent on the substance. Revulsion, stooling, a deep yearning for the substance are some of the signs of trying to discontinue the use of synthetic Marijuana.
Proven treatment techniques, counselling and targeted behaviour therapy are the ways through which addiction to synthetic Marijuana can be defeated. 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.