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Spice/K2 Addiction Treatment Centers California

Spice/K2

“Spice.” “K2.” “Crazy Clown.” Synthetic cannabinoids, or what the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) calls “new psychoactive substances,” are sold under a staggering number of names. Synthetic cannabinoids are combinations of laboratory chemicals that attempt to mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. This family of drugs are often manufactured in overseas or underground laboratories and then sprayed on dried plant material for smoking – or turned into a liquid form that can be vaporized.

Sovereign Health knows how dangerous K2 abuse and K2 addiction can be. We are a leading provider of K2 addiction treatment. We also treat the underlying mental issues that often drive abuse of dangerous drugs like K2/Spice, using effective, evidence-based treatment methods to treat our patients in both body and mind.

Abusing K2/Spice

Synthetic cannabinoids have a long history in laboratory use. Originally created to help researchers understand how brain receptors functioned, underground chemists learned how to manufacture the chemicals by studying research papers.

Legally, these drugs often exist in a sort of limbo. For one thing, the chemical makeup of these drugs changes very rapidly, making it difficult for authorities to outlaw the drugs’ sale. Also, these drugs are often sold with such labels as “bowl cleaner” or “not for human consumption” as a legal dodge.

This is the rare occasion where it’s a good idea to take advice from illicit drug packaging. Thanks to their ever-changing chemical makeup, drugs in this family are notoriously unpredictable. One batch of K2 may act chemically similar to marijuana, but create vastly stronger effects. Another batch may produce side effects of K2 Spice completely different from marijuana – a terrifying surprise for a user expecting a different outcome. Worse, since these drugs are produced in unregulated laboratories with no quality control or safety considerations, the wrong batch of K2/Spice could put users in the hospital, or kill them outright. These drugs are a pure gamble.

Symptoms of K2/Spice Abuse

Some of the symptoms of K2 use or abuse can include the following:

  • Confusion
  • Intense anxiety and paranoia
  • Hallucination
  • Severe mood changes
  • Paranoia

Red Flags of K2/Spice Abuse

  • Increased heart rate
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Aggressive and violent behavior
  • Psychosis

K2/Spice Inside the Body

Visually, K2/Spice resembles marijuana – a handful of dried leaves and twigs. It’s why the drugs are often advertised as being “all natural.” This does not apply to the synthetic chemicals sprayed on the leaves.

Although created to mimic the effects of THC on the brain, the chemicals found in K2/Spice are often much stronger. Even a seasoned pot user might find the effects of K2/Spice to be overwhelming. Also, because the active chemicals in K2/Spice change so often, it’s impossible to know for sure what effect a particular package of Spice is going to have until it’s used. A user expecting the high of marijuana might experience vivid hallucinations, become violently agitated or even experience a seizure.

Of course, the most serious dangers of Spice/K2 abuse is the risk of serious injury and death. In 2013, a batch of Spice in Colorado put 75 people in the hospital – and killed three.

Long-term data on the effects of K2/Spice abuse is largely unknown. Some users report difficulties with their senses after long-term use. Others have been driven to permanent psychosis. Additional studies seem to find a connection between internal organ damage and long-term Spice use.

Getting Help for K2/Spice Abuse

A dangerous drug that’s often easy to get, many people find themselves falling into Spice/K2 addiction. Sovereign Health can help – we are an expert treatment provider with locations throughout southern California, giving our patients safe, comfortable places to heal.

At Sovereign, we take a holistic philosophy towards our patients – we don’t merely treat addiction’s physical symptoms. Sovereign seeks to heal the patient’s mind as well, using traditional methods such as psychotherapy and alternative therapies such as meditation to ensure our patients have the best chance at a lasting recovery.

From the initial interview to the post-treatment job hunt, Sovereign will see you into a new, healthier life.

Why Choose Sovereign Health?

A few of the reasons Sovereign Health is a leading treatment provider:

  • We maintain treatment centers across the United States
  • We recognize our patients as individuals
  • We strive to be at the forefront of new developments in the treatment world
  • Our facilities are Joint Commission accredited

Make no mistake: addiction to Spice/K2 is dangerous. Few drugs are as unpredictable in their effects. Sovereign can help. Call our 24/7 helpline for more information.

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