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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?

It’s a central nervous system stimulant, so it will increase your blood pressure, increase your heart rate, can cause anything from chest pain, heart attack, stroke. Those are just the physical symptoms. Some psychological (symptoms include) delusions, paranoia, psychosis. Frequently, these incidents are followed by days of anxiety and paranoia, and, in some cases users are even being transferred to long term psychiatric centers.

They’re highly addictive and very dangerous drugs.

The drugs were even featured on the Doctor Oz show.

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