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Synthetic Drugs (Spice)


Know the Facts

  • Use and/or possession of any synthetic drug is illegal for all service members and is punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Synthetic drugs are known to cause elevated blood pressure, tremors, seizures, vomiting, abdominal pain and more.
  • The chemical blends are continuously manipulated and the strength of the synthetic chemical used is unknown; therefore, there is no way to know what you are ingesting or what the long-term health risks are if used. 
  • Synthetic drugs can negatively impact your paycheck, rank, Naval career, and your health. The choice is yours.



NADAP launched two new informational videos regarding the career risks of the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" or “Spice”. The new videos focus on the career consequences of using bath salts and other synthetic drugs as part of a continual effort to educates Sailors of the risks and dangers of synthetic drugs to both their health and their Naval career.

Bath Salts - Designed to Defeat You (YouTube)

Spice - Designed to Defeat You (YouTube)

Designed to Defeat You - Lyrics



Herbal Incense- Spice presentation (ppt)

Bath Salts (ppt)

Designer Drugs and the Adverse Effects (ppt) By BUMED

Video from Navy Medicine - highlights the dangers of Spice on your health and career.

Chemicals Used in "Bath Salts” Now Under Federal Control and Regulation



Synthetic Drug Testing Quota Request

Synthetic Drug Testing Update


OPGUIDE Spice Testing Change Record

Rhumb Line - Deterring Designer Drug Use


In the News

All Hands Update: Navy Targets Spice Users

All Hands Update: Medical Standpoint on Spice Use

Designer Drug POD Notes

Navy Leadership Disturbed By "Spice" Usage Rise

Navy Region Hawaii Combats Synthetic Drugs

64 Sailors Caught Illegally Using or Distributing Designer-drug Spice

Stop: 'Spice' is Illegal

28 Sailors Investigated for Illegally Using Spice



Informative Links

Navy Medicine Spice Page

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)






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