I am 17 years old and recently tried spice for the first time.
I was at a party when an old friend came up to me and asked if I wanted to go smoke some pot with him.
As we walked out of the party to find somewhere to sit and smoke, he began telling me about this new “synthetic” weed that he recently got.
I had never heard about it before and as I was already drunk, I decided that I might as well give it a go.
He proceeded to tell me that I would only need to take one hit to get a powerful high but not to worry as it would only last 10 minutes.
We found a place to sit and he rolled up a joint.
He took the first hit and then passed it on to me and I took my first hit.
After about half a minute, I didn’t feel high so I assumed that I must not have taken a proper hit.
I then proceeded to take 2 big hits to make sure I would feel it that time and sure enough, after a matter of seconds, I began to feel it.
I had done weed in the past but this felt so much stronger.
Time felt like it was flying by. After one minute it felt like 10 minutes had past.
I had a complete out of body experience and couldn’t control what I said or did.
I was extremely paranoid and anxious and felt like if it got any worse I might fall unconscious.
I wanted it to end straight away but my friend kept reassuring me that it wouldn’t last long.
I eventually managed to stand up and after about 3 minutes it began to ease.
I could feel myself going back to normal and I was able to control everything again.
For about the next 10 minutes, I just felt twice as drunk as I originally was.
The next day I read up the drug I had taken the night before and I want to send a warning out to anyone who is trying it for the first time.
DON’T DO IT.
After reading about other people’s experiences with it I consider myself very lucky.
It could have turned into a situation where I needed urgent medical assistance or I could have done something completely unpredictable.
If you are taking this for the first time then at least ease into it.
Only take one hit to start so you can get used to the high.
This drug has the power to ruin people’s lives in so many ways, so please be careful with it.
It is nothing like smoking pot.