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Bath Salts Danger

March 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Highly hallucinogenic, potentially lethal and legal – it’s important you learn about the newest designer drugs sweeping the nation. The street name is “Bath Salts,” but they were never intended for your tub. This powdery substance is packaged as “bath salt” to circumvent drug laws.

The salts contain two synthetic drugs, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV, which mimic the effects of cocaine or meth.

Poison control centers around the country are being flooded with calls. Emergency rooms are inundated with people who’ve taken this stimulant. Most terrifyingly, this new drug craze is something almost anyone can purchase.

Easily found at gas stations and convenience stores, it is important to learn the many names of this drug to protect your family from its dangerous effects

Sold in packets of white powder with names like Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave, Bliss, and White Lightning. They are usually snorted or smoked — not unlike cocaine or methamphetamine.

But what exactly do they do?

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Are Psychiatrists Just Legal Drug Pushers

March 7th, 2011 · No Comments

A recent article in the New York Times about Dr Gardiner Harris stated that psychiatrists can’t make enough money with regular “talk therapy”. Dr. Harris stated that he treats 1200 people now in mostly 15 minute visits for prescription adjustments.

A 2005 government survey found that just 11 percent of psychiatrists provided talk therapy to all patients.

one excerpt from this article . . .
He could have accepted less money and could have provided time to patients even when insurers did not pay, but, he said, “I want to retire with the lifestyle that my wife and I have been living for the last 40 years.

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