My ex-girlfriend to whom I hadn’t spoken to in 7 years called me from jail asking me to bail her out, she had been arrested for domestic violence but claimed, it wasn’t so, etc.
I bailed her out (we didn’t part on bad terms) and we went to lunch to talk about things where I found out she had no job and really needed a place to stay.
We previously lived together; I said yes and then found out what “K2” is all about.
I had never heard of this drug and found out with my own eyes over the next three years just how dangerous, addictive, and destructive to a user’s life (and those around them) this drug is.
While marketed as “fake marijuana“, it is nothing like marijuana.
She was addicted to this drug prior to being arrested and told me that she smoked it (it was legal in the state I live in at the time) regularly.
We got some; I took one puff and thought the taste/smell was awful.
She smoked the bag until it was gone.
Over the following three years, I allowed her to stay with me off and on and it was a terrible experience seeing how addicted to K2 she was.
She badly broke her leg (I still don’t know how we hadn’t spoken in 2-3 months at the time) and called me from the hospital begging me to allow her to stay at my place.
I gave in and couldn’t believe my eyes when I would see her wheel herself 4 miles round trip daily to buy a bag of K2.
Anytime she would try to buy 2 or 3 she would end up smoking them within 24 hours.
By this time, it was illegal so she was going into a very dangerous part of the city.
I live in to buy it from a store that still sold it under the table.
She is a small woman, I am a grown man and this is a part of town I would be very concerned about walking into, much less going in on a wheelchair or crutches as she did as her leg slowly healed.
K2 controlled her life, everything revolved around smoking and/or retrieving it.
When she didn’t have it she was miserable, would lay in bed sick all day.
She attempted rehab 5 times in those 3 years, the last of which was a 60-day residential therapy followed by a 3-month sober living home in another state.
When she returned it took 11 days for her to be right back at her regular position of life revolving around K2.
I walked away after the last relapse a while back and to my knowledge, she is still addicted.
I feel awful for her because she has no family members who will speak to her but I now understand what they were trying to say to me in the countless “Please talk to her…” conversations I had with them in those 3 years.
Her only friends are K2 addicts as well that come/go quickly. This is a horrible drug; it destroys a user’s life.
I do not have the first-hand experience with addicts of other drugs but can’t see how it could get much worse than her on K2 was.
Stay away from synthetic marijuana at all costs.