Synthetic Cannabinoid Withdrawal - Spice

27 September 2017

 

Synthetic cannaninoids, are 'legal highs' that mimic the effects of cannabis, and some of them are much stronger!

These have names including Spice, Mamba, Annihilation, Hawaiian haze, Exodus and Damnation

We have become aware that users of synthetic cannabinoids are reporting serious effects when they stop using these are called 'withdrawal effects'

Reported withdrawal effects:

The withdrawal reaction from synthetic cannabinoids can be significant and more severe than that seen with cannabis withdrawal. The following are some of the commonly reported synthetic cannabinoid withdrawal effects:

  • Irritability
  • Anxiety, Panic attacks & Fear of dying
  • Memory problems; Difficulty concentrating; & Confusion or disorientation
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty breathing & Rapid heartbeat
  • Constipation
  • Nausea & vomiting 
  •  Difficulty eating & Weight loss
  •  Severe flu like symptoms

These withdrawal effects are worrying and if you are trying to stop might make it more difficult.

The best way to avoid these effects is not to start using but....

If you would  like to talk to someone about synthetic cannabinoids why not give us a ring on 01204 337330 or pop into BASE and ask for 360º

http://www.360substancemisuse.org.uk