You can still purchase them in a lot of local stores. They were taken off of the shelves in many stores for a short time but have returned recently.
Various names of Bath Salts being used:
- Bolivian Bath
- White Lightning
- Hurricane Charlie
- Vanilla Sky
- White Knight
- And other various names.
- What are the effects of Bath Salts?
- Suicidal thoughts
- Delusions of super-human strength and invincibility
- It also increases blood pressure
- Increased pulse rate
- Violent behavior
- The muscles begin to break down
- Chest pain
- Kidney failure
- Grinding teeth
- Slurred speech
- And even murder
This is just a few of the effects of bath salts. Each person using bath salts have different effects, some worse than others. These effects are also known as tweaking.
The ways of use is by shooting it up, mixing with food and drink, and also snorting. It is easily accessible and new for those who are always looking to try a new way to get high. The long-term effects have some similarities to meth. Abuse of bath salts over time can cause emotional and physical problems.
Accident Reports of Those Using Bath Satls
Poison control has received many emergency calls reporting overuse or overdoses to the stimulants the bath salts powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV. There have been many reports of accidents caused due to the use of bath salts. The following are a few of the many reports.
One of many was someone cut their throat attempting to kill themselves but maraculously missed a major artery and still lived.
*Someone cut his face and body with a knife leaving scars, but no memory as to what happened or why he did it.
*A man barricaded himself in an attic with a rifle, vowing to “kill the monsters before they kill me.”
*Another user tried to remove their liver with a mechanical pencil.
*A young man arrested became violent beating his head against the window until he it began bleeding. The officers tried to stop him, but it took several officers to hold him down and get him in more cuffs.
The above is just a few incidents that have happened, most have had a good ending with at least a second chance at life but others have led to death. It only takes one hit to cause hallucinations like this so please don’t think it is something that takes place after long term use. There will be many more stories to follow as long as this form of drug is out on the market.
Standard Treatment for Bath Salts
Emergency room treatment for bath salts has not worked well; it is having the opposite effect of what is needed. The usual treatment for meth and cocaine overdose does not work well for bath salts. Instead of making them calm it is causing them to be more agitated and aggressive. More research is required to determine the long-term effects of using this drug and how to effectively treat patients suffering from it. The ingredients found in Bath Salts are also found in various forms of insecticide, and chemicals used to kill aqueous algae and fungus.
Bath salts have been compared to some of the well-known worst drugs such as Ecstasy, PCP, and LSD. The Long term effects are not fully known at this time, but some are comparing them to meth. No matter what the effects this drug is dangerous and if you are using it you definitely need professional help.
Call poison control, a hospital, your local police department or a drug rehab center to get more information on the effects and types of treatment being used to remove bath salts out of your life. Bath salts is still fairly new to the drug scene, but very dangerous.
About the Author
Marilyn Kegley works with a Drug Rehab Directory to educate individuals about the dangers of abusing substances, such as bath salts. After watching numerous loved ones struggle with substance abuse, her goal is to help as many people as possible get effective and successful rehabilitation treatment.