Anyone that is smoking this I would urge to stop instantly.
I am 21 and was smoking it for a year.
I first started in prison in England, where spice is easily available.
At first, it seems fun and games as it is very similar to weed although a lot more intense.
I smoked it everyday until I was released. That’s when I realised I was addicted.
I soon found a shop and continued using it as I needed it. At this time, I still enjoyed it.
But then I noticed friends and family disappearing.
This is because I started looking like a ‘”smack head”. I was losing weight rapidly, and my anxiety and paranoia went through the roof!
I was also arguing with my girlfriend and family for no reason, basically because my mind was altered and I wasn’t in control of what I was doing.
A year later, I was really unhealthy, not eating, sweating a lot and suffering psychotic episodes daily.
I was basically going schizophrenic.
I didn’t trust anyone. I thought people were following me. I thought I was invincible at some point and was convinced I could do things with my mind.
I noticed this was wrong, and I thought I’d be like this forever.
That’s when I decided to stop.
Quitting will feel like death, literally, but take it from me who hasn’t smoked it now for a month.. it’s possible.
I can’t really explain how I got through it, but basically the sweating, vomiting, dizziness and all the other effects from withdrawal will fade after days, but you must be strong minded!
Also, try get support from your doctor and local drug teams, if you can’t do it alone.
But it is possible to come off it, and I encourage any way to do so.
I have my own personal theories on the high, but I will not disclose them for the time being.
The physical side will stop and the mental side will also, but continuing use may cause permanent damage (this is my main reason for quitting).
That’s my story. I hope you read and give it a go, because it is possible to quit – although it might not feel like it!