Hey I’m a recovering spice addict from Australia.
I’m messaging as I read the lady’s story about her husband.
I also went through the same thing: abdominal pains, constant vomiting and now diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
I was a Spice addict for 5 years.
I spent the last 2-3 years battling the symptoms myself, where I found that hot water would mask all my problems I would go through.
I spent everyday for almost 3 years in a shower or a bath, but the only way I could get out again was to use.
I tried to go to rehab but they didn’t believe me when I told them how sick I got.
And after telling them I needed detoxing, they rushed me into rehab without detoxing, where I spent everyday all day/night in the shower just for a bit of relief – before I left, because I couldn’t take it any more.
My kidneys don’t function very well and my urine is almost a orange yellow – it’s that dark and absolutely stinks.
I also tried going to detoxing clinics myself, and they just kept treating it like a cannabis addiction.
When I was in this pain and vomiting, they would not let me use hot water and would tell me to get up off the ground when I would be in a ball because of my pain.
I tried warning our government everyday, even while I was bath-bound or in a shower.
I have met many people who have also tried to warn the government and anyone that should care about the matter.
The responses I had from my online support group on Facebook said the same about the government, too. We all were told they will get back in contact with us in a few weeks… but no one including myself ever herd anything back.
I have facts about government corruption when it comes to this drug.
We are at war. It’s like a chemical war our government has turned a blind eye to.
I have also had about 200 seizures.
While I was going through all this, I decided to start writing about what I was going through.
Since then I from what I wrote I produced my debut single addiction (synthetic cannabis) artist Steelo. You can find the song on YouTube.
Also, I would love to set up a support and education page like this one, as there is nothing over here in Australia for it.
I have a blog starting up about addiction and anyone going through it – whether you’re the addict family member or even a friend.
I lost everyone from my life while trying to beat this, apart from my mother, who had to witness it all because I moved back in with her to try to beat it.
I’m now clean from all drugs including alcohol for 3 years now. Clean from synthetic cannabis for 4 months.
All I ask is if you ever think about trying it, please don’t.
This addiction is like no other the world knows of.
It’s about the chemicals – they are designed to possess you. Almost like a devil’s thought.
I thought I was nuts, but the more people I talk to, the more people tell me the same story.
I have helped family members understand what there children are going through because of this addiction.
Please, people, don’t compare this to any other addiction – it’s nothing alike.
From the first time I used it, I thought I was about to die and got really sick. The next morning, I walked into the shop to tell them they have to get it of the market. But somehow, I walked out with a bag and my life to this day has not been the same nor will it be again.
I still am craving it almost every minute of the day after 4 months being clean!
If anybody would like more advice or someone to talk to about what your going through, please add me on twitter: @JustinSteelo87
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