The drugs of today are a far cry from the drugs today’s parents and grandparents used. They are more potent and have more dangerous and deadly effects. Staying safe means staying informed about these dangers.
The marijuana issue is probably one of the most heavily contested segments of the addiction epidemic. Everywhere we look in anything addiction or marijuana-related, there will be an argument over whether or not marijuana is harmful, whether or not marijuana is addictive, whether or not it’s good for you, bad for you, and so on.
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.
Over the course of the past few years, more and more people have become aware of a drug known as synthetic marijuana. Also referred to commonly by the brand names Spice and K2, or by the euphemistic “herbal incense.“
A 16-year-old girl from Cypress, a small suburb of Houston, Texas, was recently admitted to the intensive care unit at a local hospital after she made the mistake of trying synthetic marijuana for the first time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia published a recent report on the incidence of acute kidney injury among those who smoke synthetic marijuana.
A new drug commonly called Spice or K2 poses particular threats to those who might want to abuse marijuana but don’t want to have that drug show up on a drug test administered by an employer or parent.