Synthetic drugs can creep into any home due in part to the fact that so few people know what they look like, smell like or recognize the slang terms for them. Across the country, people are dealing with this unexpected killer, like the residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The best way to handle it? Immediate drug and alcohol abuse intervention and treatment.
Spice Back on the Shelves in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Despite an emergency scheduling by the DEA that made it illegal in 2010, the synthetic drug known as spice is back on the shelves in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Designed to mimic the effects of marijuana, spice is marketed to teens and young adults with names like K2, Blonde, Pink XXX, Red Dong and others. Sold as incense, it is marked as “not for human consumption,” but most sellers will tell those who ask that it can be smoked out of a pipe. It’s a fine line; certain chemicals in spice were made illegal in New Mexico in March 2012, but as long as it is not sold to be ingested, then sellers can get away with keeping it on the shelves.
What are the issues with spice? There are many:
- Physical health problems. Many have been hospitalized after using spice.
- No regulation. There could be anything in spice since there is no oversight in place for its production.
- Little information. There is little known about the effects of spice – on different people, in different amounts, in combination with other drugs – and no documentation about its long-term effects on users.
- Legal problems. Being under the influence of this drug is illegal, as it is for other illicit substances.
Synthetic Drug Abuse Is Dangerous: Don’t Take the Risk
If the abuse of drugs like spice is a problem for you or someone you love in Albuquerque, NM, don’t wait to find the right drug rehab. Contact us today for assistance.
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