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Spice/K2 Addiction

Synthetic cannabinoids, also known as synthetic cannabis, are a new psychoactive substance (NPS) that was created to mimic the effects of actual cannabis, which go under a variety of names, some of which are Spice/K2. After prolonged use, it is common for users to develop a Spice/K2 addiction. However, synthetic cannabinoids do not produce the same effects as THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, and instead, cause a range of negative effects.  


Therefore, the terms “synthetic cannabis” or “synthetic marijuana” are not accurate. The correct term for these substances is “synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists” but for simplicity, we will refer to them as Spice/K2. 


Spice was the first of many synthetic cannabinoid products sold in Europe, and others, such as Kronic, Northern Lights, K2, and Kaos, have since been developed. Synthetic cannabinoids may also be marketed as herbal tea, incense, or potpourri. 


The prevalent use of synthetic cannabinoid products among young people can be attributed to their easy availability and the false perception that they are natural and thus safe. Additionally, the use of these products continues as standard drug tests cannot effectively identify a majority of the chemicals contained in them. 


Consuming Spice/K2 can lead to severe side effects, including anxiety, kidney damage, hallucinations, paranoia, loss of muscle control, high blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, cravings, euphoria, and seizures.


Withdrawal symptoms can also be severe, making it challenging for users to quit. Long-term use of synthetic cannabinoids is linked to serious mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, and can even cause psychosis in both healthy and vulnerable individuals. 


Ibogaine Treatment UK, (a subsidiary of Tabula Rasa Retreat™) offers a holistic approach to aftercare designed to help users overcome their addiction permanently.


Ibogaine therapy provides a clear path for Spice/K2 users, enabling them to take stock of their situation and make positive changes. Our programme is designed to help users achieve their goals and break free from addiction to synthetic THC, with real solutions. 

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