21 Oct Bath Salts: A Drug that Nobody is Bathing in
When some people hear the words bath salts on television, they think that people are actually sniffing bath salts that you bathe with. However, this is not the case. You will come to see that this drug is highly dangerous when taken.
The exact chemicals that are in the drug bath salts are unknown. There is a chance that methylenedioxypyrovalerone may be in the drug itself. However, this is not 100% certain. Eventually, we may find out exactly what is in bath salts.
A lot of men and women that take bath salts for the first time have no idea what they are even taken. Most often they are introduced to the drug by someone that they may know that has taken the drug. However, the drug causes someone to have suicidal thinking, chest pain, hallucinations, high blood pressure and paranoia.
The United States government did something about this dangerous drug. There was a Drug Abuse Prevention Act passed in 2012 that made it illegal to distribute the chemicals used to make bath salts. These are MDPV and Mephedrone.
Drug and alcohol experts do not know if this drug is addictive since it has not been widely studied. It is clear that when someone is on the drug, they tend to act rather peculiar. When someone is using this drug, they often shoot it and can put it into their food or drink. Others even snort it in their nose. This is a drug that is new and puzzling to many drug experts. More research has to be done on this drug in order to find out what it is made of completely.
A death that occurred because of using bath salts happened in 2010. A young 21 year old man by the name of Dickie Sanders died because of using this drug. The family and friends of Dickie said that he was friendly and warm as a person. However, he committed suicide on November 12, 2010. He shots himself in the head with a rifle. Five days prior to his suicide, he was seen snorting a powdery substance that most experts say is found in the drug bath salts. He started to hallucinate and was seeing police cars outside of his home and then he imagined himself slitting his throat.
His stepmother took him to the hospital. When he was released, he said that he was done taking this drug. When Dickie went back home with his parents, he went to bed with his father and nodded off. He woke up in the middle of the night and went into his bedroom and killed himself.
When people are on the drug bath salts, they often are reporting that they are seeing aliens, monsters and demons. The drug tends to bring out the worst for people. Other bath salts cases involved one patient firing guns outside of his home at strangers when he was on the drug. Another person decided to break the windows in his home and then walk on the glass. In another sad case, a woman left her 2 year old in the middle of the street because she thought that she had demons in her.
The weird thing about this drug is that when you try to taper off of it, you start to have delusions and paranoia. This happens even after 14 days in some cases. At this point in time, it is still and unclear drug.