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Blue Blossom and Spice Synthetic drugs: What are the consequences

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Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Dr. Gerald Grosso, who holds a Doctorate in Psychology and is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in the State of California, where he has worked for over 20 years assisting individuals and families struggling with issues such as addiction, depression, and trauma at all levels of psychiatric care. Dr. Grosso is currently the Clinical Director at Morningside Recovery, a premier addiction and mental health treatment center in Costa Mesa, California. 

Together, they will be discussing the teen epidemic of synthetic and designer drugs called Spice/K2 and Blue Blossom (among others), which is being sold in smoke and head shops under illegal pretenses.  The drugs are often ingested by the use (and phenomenon) of E-Cigarrettes, which can easily be manipulated into drug paraphernalia.  These drugs can cause nausea, paranoia, panic attacks, depression, tremors, and palpitations.  Leading surveys show that one in nine 12th graders in America reported using synthetic drugs this past year, making them the most frequently used drug among high school students after marijuana.

Join the conversation and learn more about the harm synthetic and designer drugs are doing to America's youth while be marketed as "legal" substances.