By Subha Pranathi Nanduri & Jessica Cristantiello
What is Spice?
Spice is a mix of herbs and man-made chemicals with mind altering effects. Spice is a newer drug.
How is Spice abused?
Spice can be smoked or mixed with marijuana.
How does Spice affect the brain?
Spice users report feeling relaxed and having mild changes in perception. Some users have also reported extreme anxiety, feeling like someone is out to get them or paranoia and seeing/ hearing things that aren't really there.
What are Other Effects of Spice?
People have reported symptoms like fast heart rate , throwing up, feeling nervous, feeling confused, and having hallucinations.
Can You get Addicted ?
People can get addicted, and when they try to stop, they have withdrawal and addiction symptoms.
Can You Die From Use?
You can die from spice, there has been a rising number of emergency department visits.
How Many Teens Use Spice?
3.10 percent of 8th graders, 4.30 percent of 10th grade graders, and 5.20 percent of 12th graders use Spice. Every year, the amount of this drug use is increasing.
What Should You Do If Someone Needs Help?
When someone needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK. This is the number of National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This number helps with everything, not only suicide. For treatment, call Substance Abuse Treatment Locater at 1-800-662-HELP.
What is the classification of Spice?
Spice is a Hallucinogen in the classification of drugs list.