Beating Synthetic Weed Addiction: Beginners Guide
Cassandra
Posted: February 15, 2017, 4:00 PM







I have a question. My husband was a very heavy K2 user, 6 years, smoked everyday a blunt every 15 mins, even in the middle of the night.

My question is, he has been locked up now for 2 years and has 5 years left. He is not currently doing it in prison. He is in prison from an incident he did while high on K2. He is having a hard time remembering the last 5 years, I bring up stuff and he cant remember it happening. He also has a what seems like a psychopathic personality with little or no empathy. I wanted to know if this was normal and if anyone else who is cleaned up now suffer from this? lack of memory and lack of empathy.

May I add, I have known this man 25 years, this isnt his personality prior to the K2 use.
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Posted: March 27, 2017, 3:53 PM


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Good to see some recovery on here. It's been 26 months for me. For the life of me, I can't explain why I smoked that crap.

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Tom
The Woodlands, TX, USA
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Posted: March 28, 2017, 5:53 PM


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Hey Guys ! It was really nice reading all your posts from 2012 all the way to 2017 ad quite frankly that benefited me a lot. I tried this crap for a while and it was a mistake and i quit for good along with Nicotine too, another drug that slaved millions of people.
Just out of curiosity, any one stayed clean of this poison for more than 3 years ! If yes how does it feel? any body from 2013 and 2014 ?? Where are you guys ! I am sure you are having a heck of drug free life😐😎

Best Wishes

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Raul
Posted: April 17, 2017, 4:36 PM







Day 1 I was tripping and I was paranoid I told my mom too that I had smoke synthetic weed so know I'm struggling too stay alive
Few week later I started going to the hospitals everything came positive I went outside so I can get my mind out of it

About to make in a month hopefully two month emotion be going back and forward and I be thinking would I be my old self again pray for me its really hard too stay alive!!!


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Posted: April 17, 2017, 6:49 PM


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Hang in there, Raul. It takes a while for the emotions to level out, but it happens. You've been through the bad stuff; don't give up before the good stuff.

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Tom
The Woodlands, TX, USA
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Posted: April 19, 2017, 7:38 PM


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Guest
Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:47 AM







I am currently battling this addiction and am going to rehab next month. I smoke about 3G a day and smoke my self into oblivion. I can't stop thinking about it, all day at work thinking about it, I work out of town and conveniently I can only get synth out of town 🙄 I started using synth as a sub for pot because I can pass a piss test with it. This drug is ruining me, I can't wait to for a solution!
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Saeviore
Posted: August 8, 2017, 4:27 AM







Hi family.

It's Saeviore. I posted here two years ago after my long, hard struggle with Synthetics.

If anything, I'm back here just to remind people to stay strong in their current journey to true recovery.

My relapse now is only because of access to weed although I never carry amy with me anymore. I think it's more of a matter of feeling empty with most things in my life losing its essence of satisfaction. Not suicidal, just too sobrr-mj ded.
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Posted: August 8, 2017, 8:04 AM


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Y'all hang in there. I quit synthetic about two and half years ago, and its one of the best things I ever did.

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Tom
The Woodlands, TX, USA
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Katey
Posted: January 5, 2018, 1:07 AM







Hi there,
I am not even sure if this forum is active, but am looking for a bit of guidance. My husband had been using synthetic marijuana for well over a year before I found out, and he quit almost 3 months ago (with two stints in hospital and the most horrendous withdrawal symptoms imaginable). He has abstained from spice thereafter, however, at the almost 3 month point he is feeling incredibly depressed, anxious and is seeking other forms of substance to "feel better". All of which he has not been overly successful in. He sees counsellors, psychologist and drug and alcohol therapist and has a good relationship with his GP so we have lots of support. I notice DAC mentioned the depression comes and goes, but have others experienced this incredibly flat, anxious mood so far out? He is unable to pinpoint the exact cause of the anxiety, but it's just there, and he feels that he wants to run away all the time. He wants to isolate himself. I am trying to normalise this experience for him as best I can, without having him use additional medication to cope - he is on two antidepressants already, but so easily overuses substances. The valium that was prescribed in low dose to help with the initial withdrawal ended up being crushed and snorted for "extra effect" - I admit I am finding it difficult to understand the logic behind this, but am trying in every way to be here for him and support him. Long story short - have others who have been off this crap for a long time experienced these low lows as well?
Thanks for all the real experiences shared on here.
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Posted: January 5, 2018, 3:19 PM


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Katey:

To be really honest, three months is still in the early stages of recovery from this crap. At that point for me, I was just beginning to sleep through the night, and I had just gotten over the last of the physical side effects. Emotionally, though, I was a mess...flying into a rage over minor crap; losing all sense of hope; wondering whether it might not be better to just start smoking again. At this point, your husband just needs to hang on and gut it out. It will get better.

Twelve Step meetings might help him a lot. They would CERTAINLY help you. Check them out...

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Tom
The Woodlands, TX, USA
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Need out of this
Posted: February 8, 2018, 10:52 AM







How long were you smoking before you got a habit on Spice. I’ve been smoking for not long (used to be on Heroin) I am glad there’s these forums because it has educated me before I end up well fecked like with the H. The stuff proper scares me (seeing how it effects people smoking it in my Home City) ppl stood monged out like zombies, ppl dieing on the streets by it. It’s an epidemic, the country should put more money into educating kids about drugs and the dangers of them.
But we all know that won’t happen, do u think them at no 10 give a feck about another dead man ,woman, girl or boy on our streets? Nah, it’ll b one less dosser to pay out for. But the point is these ppl have parents out there somewhere, they are somebody’s son or daughter, brother sister u get the drift. They are all human beings so next time u see somebody down on their luck take a second to think, what’s their story? How did they end up like that? Think how cold they’ll b tonight in the cold dark rain to do it all again tomorrow and the same day after and on and on.






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Guest
Posted: May 17, 2018, 3:02 PM







Its been 3.5 years, feel great. Fill the void when you are struggling. Start going for hikes, pokemon, the gym. So happy to have beat it.
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sub
Posted: May 17, 2018, 5:14 PM







Good grief. This stuff is ugly. I used off/on for several years, never having any real physical withdrawal symptoms until this most recent binge/quit. And it should be noted that the formulas that are constantly changing to curb the laws have seemed to grown much more dangerous. This is absolutely it for me though, with how much worse it's gotten.

A few background points: I've pretty much always bought online, living in the middle of nowhere and no access to head shops or anything. It's gotten cheaper. Now you can get a 10g bag of your blend-of-choice for the same price as a 3g bag that you were able to get before. Online at least. 2 months back when on a whim I decided to do it again, I thought this was great, but of course it makes things worse. Why is it more potent/dangerous now? This recent binge, I actually experienced 2-4 fainting/seizure episodes a minute or two after partaking. That never happened before. The first time the episode was witnessed by my wife and a few friends. They didn't know why, and I was a good liar, even to the paramedics and all the specialists I was taken to see afterwards. I won't tell them why, will not go down that road. I was dumb enough to keep using after that...when you have it, it hooks you hard and fast and you just don't care. Other times I knew I had episodes because I'd use, then wake up on the ground nearby a few minutes later. Before, I'd go on a 2-4 month binge where I'd use, then I'd wise up and stop when it would get to the point where I would be partaking several times a day and knew it was obviously taking over (though never enough to become obvious to my wife). That was the plan this time as well, and with all the medical stuff it was doing, it was a shorter binge. It should have been much shorter, but again...cheaper, and seemingly far more potent. Hooks you hard and fast. The one good thing about relying on online purchasing is when you quit, you can't just walk back into the head shop for more when your body tells you it needs it. You're forced into it. But, withdrawals was never an issue for me before, until this time...

I had my last "decent" toke on Monday evening when I ran out, then it was time to buckle up. That was of course after scrambling to find any leftovers I could, I mostly ran out on Sunday morning. This has been a terrible week. Sleeping hasn't been great, but hasn't been too awful, but I chalk that up to the fact that I take (by prescription) ambien. I'm waking in the middle of the night with sweats/chills, and it takes me a while to go back to sleep. But years of insomnia leading up to the ambien has made me somewhat used to this experience. Though it does still suck. During the day though, the chills/hot flashes and sweats have been tough. Showers are the best relief. I have no energy anyways, but I try to just stay still for the most part because that helps keep me at whatever state I'm currently at. If I have to do any real activity, the hot flashes and sweats really spike, and the physical symptoms are accompanied with a good deal of paranoia that others can clearly see me sweating like a pig. As mentioned, I'm hiding all of this from everyone, that's just how I'm operating and will not be bringing any other real-life people into the conversation. The complete lack of appetite/nausea has been almost unbearable though. I CAN'T eat. I will yell at myself in the pantry to even try a cracker, and I can't get myself to do it. Monday evening was when I stopped, and now it's Thursday afternoon, so I'm on day 3/4 (since I had 1 bowl on Monday with scraps, but last time I had a few good bowls was on Sunday). I've lost about 10 pounds in that 3-4 days. Which is ok, I could stand to lose it but still. I am hungry. I want to eat. But I can't. And it's becoming harder and harder to hide that from friends/family. There's only so many meals you can talk yourself out of. The best I've managed is an ensure or 2 a day, but they taste awful. It's calories though. But, does anyone have any recommendations of something OTC I could take to help with the eating thing? I need to eat. And in 2 days, we're having a family cookout with the inlaws. I'm the grill guy. I can't get out of that meal. I'm so nervous about that. It's a meal I can't talk myself out of.
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Posted: May 20, 2018, 4:05 PM


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So how did the cookout go?

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