Innocent Use of Intoxicating Bath Salt

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It is a shocking news to the world that bath salt is being used as a drug. Key ingredients of bath salts are used as drug causing major psychological and poisoning problems in the Unites States and in some other countries.

Innocent Use of Intoxicating Bath Salt

Recent studies have revealed that bath salts, sold at most of the grocery stores for using in bathwater, are being used as drugs. The law enforcing officials of the Unites States are struggling hard to control the spreading menace of ‘bath salt usage as drug’. Seemingly harmless bath salts are used as drug to increase intoxication, causing major psychological and social problems in the country.

Bath salts as drugs
Bath salts are harmless and are commonly sold at most of the drug stores and grocery stores. They are used in bathwater. They even are called by innocent names such as, ‘Vanilla Dream’, ‘Hurricane Charlie’, ‘Bliss’ and ‘Ivory Wave’. It is so easily available that anyone can walk into the store and buy bath salts. A small packet of these chemicals typically costs only 20 dollars. It is unnerving to know that there is no regulation for this drug.

How can these bath salts be harmful?
But recent reports say that actually they are harmful to health since they contain a powerful synthetic stimulant related to cocaine and methamphetamine. It has been found out that this drug leads to paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, rapid heart rate and suicidal thoughts and other psychological problems.

Heart-rending incidents involving bath salt
1) The Associated Press from Mississippi reports that when a certain Neil Brown of Mississippi got high on bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Later Brown told the Associated Press that h could not tell why he did that and that the psychological effects were still there.

2) A report from southern Louisiana states that a 21-year-old man, under the influence of this bath salt, cut his throat and ended his life with a gunshot.

3) The authorities state that though Brown survived others have not been so lucky after snorting, injecting or smoking powders with such innocuous-sounding names as Ivory Snow, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky.

4) Reports from the Deep South to California state that emergency calls are being reported over exposure to the stimulants and the powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV.

Struggle of the law enforcing officials
Mark Ryan, director of Louisiana's poison control center, informs that at least 25 states have received calls about exposure to bath salt menace, including Nevada and California.

Mississippi lawmakers have begun considering a proposal to ban the sale of the powders, and a similar measure is being sought in Kentucky. In Louisiana, the bath salts have been outlawed by an emergency order after the state’s poison center received more than 125 calls in the last three months of 2010 involving exposure to these chemicals.

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Bath Salts, Drug Enforcement, Drug Epidemic, Harmful To Health, Intoxicating Chemicals, Psychological Problems

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author avatar christopheranton
9th Mar 2011 (#)

April 1st isnt for a few weeks yet.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
9th Mar 2011 (#)

Very shocking really.
Great work.

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author avatar vpaulose
9th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you.

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author avatar muthusamy
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Informative and the facts are surprising

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author avatar vpaulose
11th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank you, my brother Muthu

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author avatar Newbie
2nd Jun 2011 (#)

Until federal drug laws step up and put an end to this, bath salt will be easy to find on the internet for years www.bathsalt4us.com

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author avatar vpaulose
23rd Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you Newbie for your comment

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author avatar Uma Shankari
23rd Jun 2011 (#)

Did not know about this. Need to learn more. Thanks for the 'stimulating' read.

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author avatar vpaulose
23rd Jun 2011 (#)

Thank you my sister Uma for your comment which I always expect. Thank you that I could read your comment after long. It seems it is available in local markets.

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author avatar Mary
20th Mar 2012 (#)

I received several calls from my son. He is in another state. He was talking about how the Detectives had surrounded his house, He sad that they were trying to break in and kidnap him. He thought two detectives were spying on him. He also said that there were two cops sitting on his sofa and these were cops from a television show. I could hear him yelling at them to tell him why they were arresting him. He kept saying they wouldn't answer him. I called the police and they took him to the hospital. They sent him home. His neighbor said he was talking to the other neighbor but no one was there. I learned from his neighbor that she had taken him to a store a few days earlier and she was suspicious of what he bought. He told her they were just bath salts. I looked them up and I fold your article. I believe that this is his problem. What do I do?

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