Spice

Hannah Anderson

Definition of this drug. What is it?

Spice is a legal drug, that alters your mind the same way that marijuana alters minds. Spice is made of herbal mixtures that alter your mind and are highly addictive.

Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid, meaning even though it produced the same effects as marijuana, none of the materials in marijuana are in the mix.


Nicknames for Spice

Some of the commonly used street names for this drug include K2, fake weed, yucatan fire, skunk and moon rocks

Effects and Dangers of This Drug

There is very little information on the effects spice has on humans because it was made for animal testing. Some of the effects this drug has include delusion, high blood pressure, very agitated, heart palpitations, nausea and vomiting, pale skin and more.

Advice

My advice is to be educated on drugs. If you're educated, you know to say no. Drugs have a terrible impact on your life and your entire future. Don't mess up what you've been working so hard on by using drugs. If you have already gotten into drugs, ask an adult you trust for help, and recover. Also, there are many free hotlines and websites you can visit to help yourself.

What should I do if someone offers me drugs? How can I deal with peer pressure?

If someone offers you should say no. You shouldn't care what they will think about you if you refuse the drugs. You can always say you had some already and don't want to overdose, or you have a medical condition that makes drugs more dangerous. You can deal with peer pressure by simply ignoring others bad ideas. I deal with peer pressure by standing by what I say, and making sure my mind is made up on the right decision.

What's the difference between legal medicine and illegal drugs?

The difference is one is prescribed by doctor, along with the correct dosage and when to take it. The other isn't legal, which usually means it's dangerous, or not needed. They both can be highly dangerous and even deadly. If you take too much of either substance, it can kill you, this is called overdosing. You can overdose at any time, with any kind of medication.