In the fall of 2014, a wave of deaths among teenagers swept through the territory of Russia. The reason was the use of spice – mixtures for smoking, previously considered harmless mixes of herbs. Despite the ban, manufacturers of deadly synthetics are in no hurry to stop their activities, supplementing the compositions with new components that are not classified as prohibited.
What is spice
This is the name of the smoking mixture, represented by certain types of herbs treated with a chemical composition. It is a strong narcotic drug with a psychoactive effect. When such mixtures appeared in European countries, they almost did not pose a threat to people. Spices were considered drugs of natural origin with medicinal properties. But in the process of numerous studies, it was found that the main component of the mixture is not a natural substance, but synthetic compounds. It was immediately concluded that such a substance poses a threat to the health of the smoker. Based on this, the spice was transferred to the prohibited list.
Not wanting to lose their profit, manufacturers of the narcotic drug began to mix in the natural compounds previously unused chemicals that were approved for use. Thus, new drug formulas were created that could be traded without fear. As a result, instead of a harmless mixture, a real poison was obtained, depriving the mind from the first dose. It quickly penetrates the vascular system and cells of internal organs, staying there almost forever. Returning the smoker to normal is quite problematic.
Spice destroys the body so much that it surpasses heroin in it as a stronger drug. The main danger lies in the fact that the use does not imply an injection. People believe that grass will not harm themselves, but almost instantly become completely dependent.
What is contained in the spice
Sellers of such a mixture claim that it is absolutely harmless, as it carries components of natural origin. And yet she was banned all over the world. Many believe that herbs do not really pose a danger to the body, because they are often used in the preparation of medicinal compounds and infusions. To make spice, use the following plants:
- dwarf skullcap;
- hawaiian rose;
Many ingredients are not really considered dangerous, but there are also those that can have a mental effect on the body. Such a group is called entheogenes. Each herb individually has a narcotic effect, and when combined into one mixture, the most unexpected consequences can occur.
Somewhat later it was proved that synthetic compounds of unknown origin are added to such plant groups. It has been established precisely that, in addition to plant materials, spice contains:
- cyclohexyl phenols;
In addition to different levels of concentration of the drug in the package with grass, types of spice have different forms for use. It can be smoking mixtures or salts resembling fertilizers, or bath powders. Salt is possible not only to smoke, but also injected into a vein or sniffed. It affects the body much worse than natural narcotic compounds. The components contained in its composition are prohibited in the territory of the Russian Federation, but cunning drug dealers come up with different ways to continue to trade in dangerous mixtures.
Effect of taking
A person who smokes a spice is able to lose touch with real events. Due to the effects of the drug, he can make uncontrolled and same-type movements, walk around, bumping into objects, often fall, undergo seizures. The addict does not feel pain, his sense of self-preservation completely disappears.
There are cases when a smoker of spice enters into a state of panic and, trying to get rid of him, commits suicide. Man sees hallucinations, sensations of a tactile nature arise. Everything is perceived realistically. As soon as the action of the drug ends, the person becomes depressed and irritable, falls into depression. Quite often, he does not even remember what happened to him recently.
Signs of spice
Finding them right away is difficult, as it takes a certain amount of time. Symptoms are not yet fully understood, but consider external signs:
- redness of the eyes;
- “madness” in the look;
- rash on the skin;
- weight loss.
Spice smokers behave especially:
- in speaking there is no connectedness;
- in movements and actions inconsistency is observed, activity increases;
- often a person is not able to remember what happened to him under the influence of drugs;
- there is a high probability of visual and auditory hallucinations;
- a person becomes nervous, overly irritable.
Action on the body
The effect of the mix on the body can be compared with the erosion of organs by chemical compounds. The feeling of a drug high is not worth the sacrifice, but teenagers continue to smoke spice. Meanwhile, the following changes occur in the body:
- Herbs of hallucinogenic effect, impregnated with synthetics, the composition of which cannot be detected without special analysis, have a powerful effect reminiscent of heroin or amphetamine. Often a smoker overcomes panic, there is an uncontrollable fear, upset breathing, there is a possibility of muscle paralysis.
- The risk of sudden cardiac arrest increases even at the moment when a person is not “high”.
- Cannabinoids included in the smoking mixture disrupt the functioning of the heart, respiratory system, and reproductive system. A strong effect occurs on the brain, and even after the first use, irreversible changes can occur.
- Intelligence decreases sharply, as spice begins to destroy brain cells.
- In men, an erection problem may begin, impotence may occur.
The consequences of using spice
After the first intake of this drug, addiction appears in the form of chemical and mental addictions. A teenager who tried to smoke spice is not able to return to normal life on his own. Over time, he switches to stronger drugs.
Changes in the body of an irreversible nature, weakened immunity, impotence turn a person into a vegetable that no one needs. Before you try spice, you must definitely think about the consequences.
It is known that spice is highly addictive, like other psychotropic compounds. He poses a great danger to adolescents whose body has not yet been fully formed, and the use of spice can deform organs, affect the central nervous system, heart muscle and blood vessels. In addition, if you stop using smoking compounds, breakdown begins, prolonged food poisoning, heart problems, organ failure, destruction of brain cells.
We should not forget about psychological dependence, since spice still refers to drugs and brings a person a feeling of euphoria, relaxation, joyful moments. After some time, the addict gets used to such emotions, wants to experience them more often. And if there is no constant access to the smoking mixture, then a long depression can come, nervousness, depression and even aggression will appear. A person who smokes spice irregularly sometimes does not even arouse suspicion that he is using drugs. But soon his nervousness rises, insomnia begins, redness appears in his eyes, irregularities in the presentation of thoughts are observed. In addition, the addiction can be accompanied by loss of appetite, vomiting, pain in the body.
Overdose of smoking mixture
This condition threatens severe mental disorders. The person who used the drug experiences a feeling of euphoria, observes hallucinations, becoming dangerous not only for himself, but also for others. With a decrease in the dose taken by the body, the health of the smoker deteriorates, aggression begins. He is able to easily kill or jump out of the window of a multi-story building.
From an overdose there is a sharp inhibition, the smoker may experience nausea and vomiting. Blood pressure rises, vessels narrow, and the likelihood of loss of consciousness and even clinical death increases.
“Dodger” from spice
The addiction to this drug, like any other, is formed on the basis of psycho-dependence, which appears after the smoker’s feelings of euphoria, which I want to repeat again.
As soon as the effect of the drug weakens, the person becomes depressed. It is very important at this moment not to allow him to commit unconscious acts. It is recommended to call a doctor. Before the arrival of a specialist, the pulse and breathing of the smoker should be controlled.
How is it going
Strong addiction occurs after six months of smoking spice. If at this stage the use of the stupefying compound is stopped, then the person begins to experience real breakdowns.
How to speed up drug withdrawal
Arrived in the hospital with signs of an overdose is fixed on the bed with special dressings, he is washed with blood. If necessary, connect to artificial respiration equipment. In addition, symptomatic therapy is required to bring pressure and brain function back to normal. Wean a person to use spice is possible only in special clinical conditions. Without fail, the help of a psychotherapist will be needed if the addiction has entered a severe stage. Individual psychotherapy sessions, conversations with the patient about the dangers of drugs, taking medications that can neutralize the effects of the dangerous smoking mixture help relieve symptoms and completely get rid of the effects of smoking.
This mixture does not create instant dependence, like hemp. First comes attachment of a mental nature. When smoking, a person feels euphoric, his mood improves, the possibilities seem almost limitless. If there are long breaks between doses, then depression and nervousness can occur. There are cases of physical dependence in which a person experiences withdrawal. This kind of consequences allows us to consider spice as serious drugs. To get rid of addiction to them is very difficult, it takes a lot of time. You need to know that in a teenager addiction is formed much faster than in an adult smoker.
A narcotic drug harms the body, gradually destroying the brain and cell centers. A person becomes moronic, completely disoriented in space. Anyone who wants to try to smoke a spice should understand that the consequences may be irreversible. Only timely detection of the initial signs of smoking will make it possible to accelerate the treatment process and rehabilitation after the harmful effects of this drug.