ER Docs Want To Know More About Synthetic Marijuana

Written by Eliza Player on Wednesday, 04 April 2012. Posted in Synthetic Marijuana

ER Docs Want To Know More About Synthetic Marijuana

As the use of synthetic marijuana grows among teens, some ER doctors have difficulty recognizing signs of overdose.

According to USATODAY,com , three case studies of teens and young adults highlight the “telltale signs” of synthetic marijuana abuse. Some of the signs include excessive sweating, agitation, inability to speak, restlessness, aggressiveness, in addition to the euphoric effects.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, one in nine teens has tried synthetic marijuana. The substance does not show up in a drug test, and it is still legal in many places, although bans are being put in place in many parts of the country.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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