A drug called spice was first made and commercially sold in Europe in 2004 until being detected in the US in November of 2008. Now known as the ‘Zombie Drug,’ spice has mumbling, staggering users passing out in public places throughout the United States, and has been linked to a rising number of emergency department visits and deaths. As cases of spice-related incidents rise, rehabs in NJ are ready to assist those in need of overcoming the harmful drug.

What is Spice?

Spice is a mix of shredded plants and herbs and some manmade chemicals with mind-altering effects. Since some of the chemicals in spice are similar to those found in marijuana, is has been referred to as “synthetic marijuana” or “fake weed.” However, the effects of spice can be very different from marijuana, along with a much stronger high. In fact, the effects can be unpredictable and, in some cases, severe enough to cause death.Can I go to rehabs in NJ for spice addiction?

Is Spice Legal?

Law enforcement has made many of the active chemicals frequently found in spice illegal. Yet despite these efforts, makers of the drug can avoid penalization by using different chemicals in their mixtures that are not always covered by the law. In addition, the drug will be disguised as other items, such as incense, and sold in packaging often labeled “Not for Human Consumption” to avoid authorities. Due to spice’s name, sellers even go a step further by trying to lead potential users to believe the drug is “natural” and therefore harmless, while neither is true.

Rehabs in NJ Can Help Spice Users Get Healthy

Spice may seem like a harmless, cheaper version of marijuana, but the consequences of using the drug can ruin you. Don’t let this zombie drug rob you of a healthy life. Contact the Discovery Institute for assistance today.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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