Spice is a blanket term, used to describe a large and diverse family of herbal mixtures marketed under many names, like: K2, Fake Marijuana, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks and many others. These mixtures contain dried and shredded plant material and chemical additives that are responsible for the psychoactive effects. Spice mixtures can be found in head shops, gas stations and the Internet. Very easy access has likely contributed to Spice’s popularity. While Spice products may be labeled “Not for Human Consumption” they are marketed toward those interested in marijuana alternatives.
Harmful Effects of Spice Abuse
Spice is commonly marketed as being “natural”, which has caused a great many people to think that means it’s safe, but the ingredients used to make spice vary. No one is monitoring the people in charge of making spice to see what they’re using to make it; meaning that many chemicals harmful to both body and brain may be going into any given batch of Spice, and some mixtures have even be found to contain harmful metal residues.
Teen 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.
Teen 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.