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11-19-10 Category: Addiction Treatment

A new form Spice is now available over the internet ? in liquid form.  The Liquid Spice advertisement details how it can be used to get you high, using any common vaporizer. Liquid Spice is powerful and intoxicating.  It is more powerful than THC and does not show up on the usual drug tests used for THC.  The only available tests for Spice are through labs like Redwood or AVEE labs.  A common 10 or 12 panel drug test cup will not detect Spice, so the urine must be sent to one of these labs for analysis.

Spice, otherwise known as K2, is a powerful drug that mimics the effects of marijuana ? but is stronger and is thought to be more addictive than heroin.  No one knows yet how harmful the drug Spice is, but it has been blamed for deaths, ER visits and even a psychotic break.

Spice is still legal in many states and is readily available over the internet.  It is undetectable and almost odorless ? despite being called incense, it smells a little like oregano.  Any client or patient in a drug rehab could have it sent to their rehab facility from an internet source, use it and have no worries about getting caught unless the rehab knew what to look for.

The military has recognized the Spice epidemic and it is becoming a big problem.  Like drug rehabs, the military regularly tests its soldiers but, as with drug rehab clients, soldiers will try and beat the system and the drug Spice is a great drug if someone wants to get high and not get caught.  The military, like some drug rehabs, lacks the funding to send out all of their drug tests to a lab that can test for Spice.  So while drug rehabs are tackling the Spice epidemic by sending their urinalysis tests to labs that can test for the drug, the military cannot.  The test for Spice is expensive, so people wanting to identify users of the drug must be aware of the symptoms.

What to Look for – Symptoms of Spice Abuse:

One of the main symptoms of Spice use/abuse is aggression and agitation after use.

A person on Spice will look high.  It is unmistakable.  The person under the influence of Spice will look as if they are high on marijuana.  If the person looks like they are high on marijuana, but comes up negative on a THC drug urinalysis test, then send the UA to the lab and have it tested for Spice.

The drug looks like oregano and smells like it.  It is almost indistinguishable from a common spice (hence the name).  It can be purchased in small amounts and cheaply from any head shop or over the internet.

Everyone I know who has smoked the drug, whilst reporting that they didn’t particularly enjoy the high produced, continued to smoke it – a sign that it is highly addictive.  In talking openly with clients, both in and out of rehab, who started smoking Spice in rehab, they told me that they tried to stop smoking Spice but could not, even when they wanted to.  The people I have talked to, over the years, who were smoking Spice would rather smoke marijuana but, because they were required to drug test frequently, could not and they therefore diverted to using Spice. Unfortunately, when people want to quit using Spice, they invariably find that they cannot.

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