K2 Long Term Effects

Written by Chloe Nicosia

K2 Long Term Effects On The Brain

K2 (commonly known as spice) is a synthetic cannabis. Shredded plant material is dried and then sprayed with mind-altering chemicals. The resulting product is then sold in a solid form to be smoked or as a liquid to be vaporized and inhaled in various devices. K2 long term effects are still being discovered; however, it is known the drug can be life-threatening because of the behaviors exhibited while under its influence.

K2 Long-Term Effects

Research scientists are still studying K2 long term effects, but some information is known.

  • K2 is linked to psychosis and produces hallucinations and delusions. In some cases of prolonged abuse the K2 long-term effects include prolonged psychosis and continuing hallucinations.
  • K2 is linked to long-term severe anxiety and paranoia.
  • K2 is linked to organ damage. It reduces the flow of blood to the heart, which is a serious condition that leads to heart attack. There is also evidence it is implicated in kidney failure.
  • K2 is linked to forgetfulness and confusion.
  • K2 is linked to some cases of paralysis.
  • K2 is linked to death in some cases. It contributes to dangerous behavior, homicidal and suicidal thoughts, and frightening hallucinations.

K2 is still under scrutiny in the medical and scientific communities as new information becomes available. The Department of Health in Wyoming discovered 16 cases of reported kidney injuries in six states. The injuries occurred following the use of K2. Many users don’t report K2 related problems to a doctor or hospital unless they wind up in the emergency room.

Long-Term Effects Of Spice On Brain

The long-term effects of spice on the brain may destroy future dreams of the user. Affecting the ability to think clearly leads to poor decision making, reduces chances for college acceptance, restricts the job opportunity choices, and may contribute to additional substance abuses. Another very serious risk of spice are the behaviors that occur during hallucinations and delusions and their long-term results. In May of 2017, a driver impaired by smoking K2 (spice) drove up a sidewalk in Times Square during a busy time of day. One person was killed (an 18-year-old girl) and two dozen were injured including the deceased girl’s 13-year-old sister. A single use of spice impacted all of these lives. One person is deceased, one person lost her beloved sister, one person is in prison, and numerous people suffered physical and emotional injuries.

Short-Term Effects Of Spice

The short-term effects of spice are also risky, and it has a number of dangerous side effects including the following:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Agitation
  • Hallucinations which can contribute to dangerous and violent actions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Seizures

Other serious effects can also occur due to the fact it is a street manufactured drug, and the ingredients vary by the maker. You really don’t know what you getting. Spice also can be addictive, and users experience very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms including clarity of thinking, craving, frightening nightmares, profuse sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, exhaustion, insomnia, tremors, and neglect of responsibilities. A single use of spice can cause hallucinations and delusions that result in violent behavior including extremely bizarre actions. One man in Texas starting eating his dog before beating and strangling the pet.

Have you or someone you know experimented with K2 (spice) and suffered from hallucinations and bizarre behavior? Don’t throw away your life for this drug. Get help today. Call Better Addiction Care (BAC) at 1.800.429.7690. BAC is an advisory agency, and they will find the best addiction treatment center to get you back on track with the life you deserve. Don’t take any more risky drugs, call Better Addiction Care.