Are Bath Salts a Dangerous Drug?
THE SHORT ANSWER IS YES...VERY DANGEROUS!!
Bath Salts are another attempt to sell a designer drug with purported drug-effects that entice the drug-using public to try these chemicals in the hopes that it will give them the same effects as methamphetamines or cocaine. Bath Salts are marketed as though this "undergound" that is making the drugs, is on your side and therefore, when it state that "These Bath Salts are NOT to be taken internally." the manufactures and the public are to share a nod and a wink, knowing that it would be illegal to instruct the buyers to ingest or inject these Bath Salts, but both parties are getting past the law to give you some chmeicals
They should be avoided and not even tried expermintally since one time use of these "legal" drugs can create an insanity that can take months to get rid of, assuming that you do the right actions to rid your body of these poisons to a point where they no longer affect you.
Bath salts first came to our attention with calls from those that had used it or their loved ones with the same message every time: "I took some bath salts last night and I feel like I am loosing my mind". We haven't heard anyone that says that they enjoyed the effects, but instead they are talking about extreme paranoia, uncontrolable fear and anxiety attacks.
No one knows, for sure, how long this will last, but our imperical data shows us that these negative effects are still present after at least two weeks. How long can anyone stand to have these feelings for even a day, much less knowing that you will probably wake up the next day and be feeling the same terrorizing and distorted feelings.
In our 35 years of working in the alcohol and other drug field, we have never seen any drug that universally is having such devestating effects.
If you have already take Bath Salts and are feeling negative feelings after you took them, there is a way out. Go to our page on Pain Free Detox and follow the instructions using CalMag and the Drug Withdrawal Formula. These vitamins and minerals will help relieve some of these anxious and psychotic feelings.
The only thorough and complete handling of the effects from Bath Salts is to do the Detoxification Program that is part of biophysical treatment programs. You can call our hot line and we will explain this further and guide you to the nearest program that can get Bath Salts out of our body and end its effects.
This aritcle states that even though Bath Salts have been made illegal in most states, the manufactuers change the compound slightly and evade the law. The product is sold as "Bath Salts", "Bliss", "Cloud 9" and other innocuous names, you shouldn't be led to believe that it is harmful. According to the Poison Contol Centers of America, there were about 300 calls nationally in 2010 about this drug. In 2011 there were over 6,000 calls.
What usually happens is the user will get a euphoric high for about three to four hours and then many will become psychotic and some never break out of that psychosis.
"Earlier this month, Massachusetts joined a growing movement to stop bath salts proliferation when Gov. Deval Patrick signed a prescription drug aversion law that adds several bath salt ingredients to the list of Class C substances. This portion of the legislation will go into effect Jan. 1, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Meanwhile, Fall River city councilors are considering a proposed ordinance that would outlaw both the sale and possession of bath salts and synthetic marijuana and would make the rule enforceable by local police, the Herald News reported."
At this time the Drug Inforcement Administration doesn't regulate this drug because they are being sold has actual bath salts and the accompaning literature states that they should not be taken internally. This is, of course, a ploy to keep this poison on the market and to spread the word about its suppossed euphoric effects on the web and by word of mouth.
These bath salts contain mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV, which is known to cause paranoia, rapid heart beats, hallucinations and sucidal ideation, which should be enough to stop anyone from buying or taking these dangerous drugs.
They are being marketed as true bath salts and as a plant food. Again, this is the disception to keep drug inforcement officials from banning its sale.
Our phone calls are coming mostly from the south with Alabama having the most reports to our help line. It is reported in the news that one man, who was very familiar with taking drugs, took some bath salts and the hallucinations were so severe that it drove him to slash his face with a knife. Others have committed suicide from the endless terror that comes as a result of taking this drug.
Louisiana has banned the sale of the psychoactive chemicals that are in bath salts which has led to a sharp reduction in calls into their Poison Control Center from innocent users that are experiencing its devestating effects.
Bath salts are a new designer drug and the calls reporting these terrorizing effects started coming into Louisiana in October of 2010. 48 other states have reported at least one call associated with Bath Salts.
Bath Salts are being sold at convience stores for approximately $20 for a packet of this poison.
Since January, 2011 nearly twenty people have been admitted into the ICU because of Bath Salt psychosis.
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