As I was writing this, a counselor came in with a bag of SPICE that one of our outpatient clients handed over to us. He said that the client is having a horrible time getting off of SPICE. He wants to quit SPICE but can’t. The client said that SPICE is worse than marijuana and produces a greater high. I have noticed over the last year that many people who begin smoking SPICE have an extremely difficult time stopping it.
The bag of SPICE that was brought to me is one of many. It was not labeled as “K2″ or SPICE, but as some herbal incense called “Ashwaganda Essence.” It says right on the package that it is “NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION,” but that’s a joke. It is odorless, which should be a dead giveaway that it’s not incense, and it looks exactly like marijuana.