Pollution in Spice
Pollution in Spice
The manufactured drug Spice, also known as herbal incense, takes many communities by storm with deadly and dangerous consequences. This synthetic form of marijuana is much stronger than the drug it tries to emulate with more severe side effects. What makes this drug exceptionally dangerous is that you never really know what you are inhaling with this potent drug.
In 2020, there was a lethal batch of Spice laced with rat poison, causing a surge in hospitalizations and deaths. If you are abusing drugs like Spice, seeking immediate help could mean the difference between life and death.
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Hazardous “Zombie Drug” aka Spice
Synthetic cannabinoids sell as a legal alternative to marijuana despite the severity of the side effects. A quick internet search yields thousands of videos exhibiting the bizarre behavior manifested while under the influence of Spice. Internet influencers have coined these types of videos as “zombie hunting,” following and filming those intoxicated with the drug.
While watching these reaction videos can be entertaining, it is a sad reflection of the devastating nationwide effects. If you or a loved one suffer from Spice addiction, Resurgence Behavioral Health can provide much-needed guidance with drug rehab.
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Understanding Spice Use
This laboratory-made chemical was once marketed as a safe alternative to weed, selling in head shops and gas stations globally. The companies producing Spice promised a safe and legal high, though this was far from the truth. Once people realized the dangers of spice, the federal government and public health organizations deemed it unhealthy and hazardous.
Despite removal from the market, the synthetic drug is still making its way into the community at an alarmingly high rate. Many people who use Spice now are buying it as a cheap alternative to heroin or marijuana, despite knowing the consequences. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we treat addictions to these drugs in conjunction with the synthetic cannabinoid that mimics them. Regardless of your addiction, our nationally accredited professionals can implement the most appropriate program to fit your specific needs.
The Dangerous Effects of the Spice Outbreak
Spice products can be ingested by either smoking as an herb or vaping as a liquid form. People will abuse Spice for the psychoactive results, resulting in troublesome and severe side effects. When you are under the influence of Spice, you can experience symptoms such as tachycardia, unconsciousness, tremors, hallucinations, and vomiting.
Sadly, these are some of the less severe symptoms of Spice among a host of other effects. A person under Spice’s influence appears to be out of their mind or “possessed,” moving in unnatural manners and acting aggressively. While this addiction is severe and unrelenting, it is not without the possibility of rehabilitation. Our addiction treatment centers pull together some of the brightest minds in the country to provide you the help you deserve.
Is Overdosing on Spice Possible?
In addition to Spice use causing strange and erratic behavior, its use can also be lethal. Overdose Spice symptoms include seizures, strokes, comas, organ failure, heart attacks, and ultimately death. It can be hard to believe that this synthetic drug was once touted as a safer alternative to marijuana. Referred to as an ongoing public health emergency by the National Health Service, Spice use is a tragedy that should be prevented.
Unfortunately, our nation is now dealing with the consequences, and rehab centers are doing what they can to battle the war against it. If you are one of the millions affected by Spice, Resurgence California can offer you the addiction treatment you need. We provide a full continuum of care addressing your psychological, emotional, and physical wellbeing for lasting recovery.
Effects of Spice on Your Mental Health
While Spice can severely damage you physically, it is not without serious mental health consequences. Spice use has long-term damaging effects on the brain, including depression, irritability, cravings, and extreme anxiety. If you are already suffering from a mental health disorder, the use of Spice is sure to exacerbate any underlying conditions.
Synthetic cannabinoids are mainly known for increasing paranoid thoughts, delusions, and anxiety symptoms. At our addiction treatment centers, we provide our clients with dual diagnosis care treating the comorbidity of dependence and mental health disorders. Resurgence mental health professionals believe in addressing psychological dependence because it can frequently be as severe as physical dependence.
Finding Relief Through Addiction Treatment
Seeking out the help you need is never easy, and Resurgence Behavioral Health understands that. Our team will treat your addiction needs with the utmost professional care and thoroughness at Resurgence Behavioral Health. After succumbing to the influences of Spice addiction, it is crucial to find the best rehab suited for your addiction needs.
Skilled experts will be there to guide you through every step of the recovery process with mental and physical support. Medication-Assisted Treatment may be a necessary measure if you are suffering from severe physical dependency. With our detox program, we will monitor your progress to get you through the worst detox symptoms. The withdrawal period will be a rewarding start towards the next phase of recovery and overall wellness.
Drug Rehab for Spice Addiction
With addiction treatment, we provide options such as Intensive Outpatient Programs, Sober Living Facilities, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and Inpatient Care. What option we recommend will depend on your progress and what we feel is necessary for optimal recovery. With Inpatient Care, you will receive all the benefits and amenities of our facilities while receiving 24 hours of medical and emotional support.
When you are ready, we may advise you to continue therapy at one of our aftercare facilities. We recommend sober living if you are prepared to integrate back into an independent routine with additional support. Resurgence’s aftercare rehab facilities offer programs such as vocational support and career training. These types of programs aim to assist you in achieving stability after having a Spice addiction.
Staying the Course With Continual Therapy
At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we strongly recommend continual therapy for clients who suffer from a debilitating Spice addiction. Support groups such as NA and SMART recovery are proven to help manage relapse triggers and maintain sobriety. Behavioral specialists may recommend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a proactive method for treating addiction and encourage habits that support sobriety.
Cognitive therapies concentrate on exercising mindfulness, emotion management, and interpersonal skills. We also offer Dialectical Behavioral Therapy specifically for clients who have a strong psychological dependence on spice or similar drugs. This form of continual therapy increases your cognitive ability to manage relapse triggers and the need to engage in addictive behaviors. We will make therapy recommendations depending on what is right for you and help you maintain your abstinence.
Rediscovering Sobriety at Resurgence California
At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we strive to provide facilities that feel less like a drug rehab and more like a retreat. With amenities such as yoga, group sports, and beach access, you should feel a sense of comfort. Despite the discomforts of addiction treatment, we want you to enjoy your stay and find serenity during your recovery process.
Many of our facilities offer meditation zones, therapy dogs, waterfalls, and other comforts to ease drug rehab’s anxieties. Finding a path back to health has never been easier with our nationally recognized luxury facilities.
Our goal at Resurgence Behavioral Health is to provide affordable addiction treatment for those suffering from addiction. We accept most insurance types at Resurgence Behavioral Health, including Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Humana. Please speak with an intake specialist or check out our website for a full list of providers.
We aim to provide the best addiction treatment possible without cutting into the quality of care. For our client’s convenience, we offer free insurance verification to establish benefits. We will also communicate on your behalf with your insurance company to negotiate the best plan available to you. We accept most types of PPO insurance and private forms of payment. Resurgence California also accepts payment plans for cash payments.
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Freeing Yourself From Spice Addiction
If you feel that you have lost the battle to Spice addiction, we are here to let you know that it is never too late to pursue change. Fighting drug addiction can be one of the greatest battles of your life, and you deserve the best addiction treatment. You may have formed a habit with drug addiction, but Resurgence is ready to help you create new and healthier practices.
Waiting any longer to commit yourself to drug rehab could be a fatal mistake when considering the dangers of Spice. Please give our intake specialist a call today so we can get you started on a track free of addiction.