Sam Motsay

SAMs Watch: Honoring a Lost Life by Saving Others

January 13, 2016  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Sam and a couple of his friends tried what they thought was LSD or acid. Sam went to bed later that evening, and the next morning he didn’t wake up. Read More »

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A package of K2 or Spice

Why Be a Zombie?—Spice and Health Risks

August 18, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If you use Spice, you don’t know what you’re putting into your body—or what those unknown ingredients can do once they get inside you. Read More »

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An aerosol can spraying poison.

How Is Spice Made?

June 22, 2015  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Nobody can say what’s in the batch of Spice you end up with. If you don’t know what it’s made of, there’s no way to predict what it will do to you. Read More »

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Graphic name tag with text saying, "HELLO my name is TROUBLE."

Molly, Spice, and Orange Crush: Slang for Dangerous Drugs

May 28, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

You overhear two girls talking about last night’s concert, when one says to the other “I can’t believe she took 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine!” Oh, wait. That would never happen, right? Probably because “Molly,” the nickname given to MDMA, sounds hip and harmless compared to its actual name—which sounds like what it is, a chemical that you shouldn’t put in your body... Read More »

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A handful of dried spice leaves.

Spice Is Not Fake Marijuana—Not Even Close

May 14, 2014  /  Sara Bellum

Spice, also known as K2 or “synthetic (manmade) marijuana,” is not nice. Read More »

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