Marijuana can be a deadly drug all on its own for some people. Most of the time it is not something that causes harm like heroin or cocaine, but recently it is being laced with other drugs. These drugs include Heroin, embalming fluid, and LSD. Lacing is a practice of cutting other drugs into marijuana to gain profit and produce a stronger high for some people. Some drugs are sold by weight so they are laced with drugs to add weight and enhance profit margins. The main thing to know is lacing can potentially put two deadly substances together in a combination that is harmful to the people using them.
The risk when people use a drug laced with heroin, like marijuana, is that it creates extreme lethargy and relaxation, even confusion. The person may become unconscious. It is a potentially dangerous drug to the point of being fatal. People who do not use the drug regularly have a lower tolerance than people who use it regularly.
Marijuana has been laced with embalming fluid to produce psychoactive effects. This makes it more potent and dangerous. This can lead to a dangerous situation, including memory loss due to neurological damage. People who use chemicals like this are putting their brains, bodies, and lives at risk.
LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that creates potent effects in smaller doses. Lacing marijuana with LSD, then smoking, will probably not result in any serious effects associated with LSD because heat destroys it. Some people dab the end of the marijuana cigarette in a manner where they place LSD on their lips. The drug goes into the person’s system and produces something powerful the person likes, but people may not be aware the drug is laced with this and take it without realizing the effect it will have.
The challenge for people with addiction is to figure out how to help them get treatment. With laced drugs, the person usually does not know they are laced with something else and may suffer from an overdose or potential life-threatening consequence. One of the bigger challenges for people is to navigate the reality and complexity of addiction recovery and find hope in the midst of challenge. People who struggle with addiction need help from loved ones who believe in them and are there to help support their journey of healing.
A Step in the Right Direction provides quality care for clients seeking support for addiction recovery. We teach people how to live a sober life through programs, therapeutic support, and evidence-based therapies. Our recovery program is staffed by people who understand the power of addiction. For more information about sober living programs for men and women as well as recovery programs, call (877) 377-3702