What are the side effects of using Spice?
Many teens believe that spice is a safe alternative to marijuana. This is simply not the case. Many of the contents of spice are new chemicals not researched by the FDA. Because spice is such a new unregulated drug the side effects vary from batch to batch and person to person. One thing is for sure though the side effects of spice can be detrimental and even fatal to one’s health. Incidents of:
- Heart attack
- Tics- involuntary movements
- High rates of addiction similar to meth, cocaine, and opiates
- Prolonged headaches/migraines lasting for days after consumption
- Severe paranoia leading to brash or malicious acts
- Increased heart rate
- Physical addiction, heroin-like withdraw symptoms
- Bloody nose
Spice users gamble with their own health every time they smoke. There is still much investigation to be done about the long-term effects of spice abuse upon the body. The widespread medical opinion is that spice is unsafe and should not be consumed by teens.
Spice Treatment at Vista Academy
The experienced Treatment Team at Vista Academy consists of counselors, therapists, academic advisers, mentors, and psychiatrists. The focus of Vista Academy is to provide teens with knowledge about their addiction, show them how to live a happy healthy life, and teach them tools for relapse prevention.
Drug and alcohol addiction can be detrimental to the family as a whole. Vista Academy not only helps their students, but the family to heal as a whole. One in ten Americans are alcoholics or addicts, and it is possible to become sober at a young age, and remain sober without relapse.
Spice Treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, random drug testing, experiential therapy, staff, peer, and family support as well as integration of the Vista Academy’s five core competencies. Spice is dangerous and treatment is beneficial to those abusing the synthetic drug.