As the years go by, the types of drugs that users experiment with change. Since the turn of the century, the American people have fallen further and further into an addiction crisis which has been brought on primarily by a gradual shift towards highly addictive, extremely dangerous, even lethal, illegal synthetic drugs.
In just a few days in New Haven, Connecticut, more than a hundred people would be plunged into life-threatening overdoses as a result of their drug use. The culprit was the ultrapowerful synthetic drug AB-Fubinaca, often found in packets of drugs sold as Spice or K2.
Marijuana and cannabis products have been around for decades and are nothing new to the American drug scene. However, synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, a substance that presents mystery and a plethora of unknown effects.
In less than two years, there were more than 4,000 calls to national Poison Control centers that involved K2 abuse. As K2 can cause severe anxiety, aggression, threatening behavior and an inability to speak, more and more young people are turning up in emergency rooms as well.