I commend the efforts of Macomb County officials, our state legislatures, and Governor Snyder for banning the sale of synthetic drugs, such as K2 or Spice.
The community response to stop the use of these substances and keep our community safe has been outstanding. This ban sends a clear message to youth and young adults that these substances are dangerous and not safe for consumption.
CARE of Southeastern Michigan is the access center for substance abuse treatment for Macomb County residents and a leader in providing substance abuse prevention education in the community. Over the last few months, we have seen an increase in calls from individuals seeking help related to the use of K2 or Spice. Parents have also been contacting the agency with questions about signs that their teen or child may be using these drugs. It is imperative for parents and community members to know that these substances are dangerous and that help is available.
Monique Stanton President and CEO of CARE