Recovering Addicts Describe their Experiences with Synthetic Drugs

In a continuing series on synthetic drugs in Abilene, local recovering addicts speak out on their experiences. They have abused drugs like K2 and Spice, and have seen the destruction the substances took on their lives. Now, they're in recovery, fighting to overcome addiction.

Casey Goldman says he started taking the drugs when he couldn't get his hands on anything else. He quickly learned that the short-lived, intense high wasn't always worth it.

He and Ronnie Garcia are now in recovery at the Abilene Dream Center. Ronnie says he, too, had a similar experience with synthetic drugs. But he saw what it did to others as well, saying a friend of his took so much spice that the high ultimately killed him.

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