Bath salts. Not kidding.
One of the most recent designer drugs to hit the streets – bath salts – has become trendy among users for many reasons: the perception of innocence, easy accessibility and relative inexpensiveness. But emergency medicine experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham warn that these synthetic drugs are deadly.
“Bath salts can be compared to cocaine or an amphetamine; they’re a stimulant. But bath salts are not as expensive as pure cocaine or heroin,” says Erica Liebelt, M.D., professor in the http://www.uab.edu/news/latest/item/896-ingesting-bath-salts-causes-illn... Department of Emergency Medicine . “Users are snorting or smoking the bath salts and also ingesting or injecting them intravenously.”
There have been http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-news/3-local-deaths-tied-to-pop... 3 deaths in the last two months in our area from the use of bath salts.
I recently purchased compressed air to clean out our computers, and had to show my drivers license, because it is also on the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inhalant_abuse]list of legal substances that are abused . They are now adding a bittering agent to some brands to try to prevent abuse- and that stuff is AWFUL. You don't have to huff it to get it into your nose and lungs, and the taste of it lingers in the air and in your nose/mouth for a very long time.
People are bound and determined to feel something. Injecting bath salts intravenously??? Kids are often at risk because they are apt to try something they heard about, not realizing the danger. It's amazing to me that you can plug one hole by controlling narcotics, then another by restricting cold medicines, then aerosols, and now- are bath salts the next thing you have to show ID in order to purchase? It boggles the mind.