A grieving El Paso mother has a strong message to share with soldiers.
Librarian Ruth M. Rivas, mother of Adam Hernandez, created the awareness campaign "Spice is Not Nice" to educate and communicate to everyone about the signs and symptoms of Spice-use in an effort to prevent further pain and loss of loved ones.
Spice is a synthetic form of marijuana that can cause side effects like hallucinations, paranoia, and even psychosis.
Rivas lost her 28 year-old son, last June while stationed at Pearl Harbor. She believes her son was using the synthetic drug when he passed away.
The mother of a U.S. Navy Sailor, and El Paso native, will be discussing the dangers of Spice with 86th Expeditionary Signal Command Soldiers, Feb.14, 9 a.m.
The discussion will be at the 212th Fires Brigade Dining Facility at Far East Fort Bliss.