Bath Salts Drug Craze: Anyone Want To “Take A Bath”?

BAFF SALTZ

Via Hipster Runoff:

When Neil Brown got high on bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Brown survived, but authorities say others haven’t been so lucky after snorting, injecting or smoking powders with such innocuous-sounding names as Ivory Snow, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky.

Bathe in them, feed your plants with them, wave a machete or cut your face off on them! Or, better yet: don’t. I don’t know how many remember the invented jenkem craze, but this is a bit different. I had a “writer” write How To Be A Bi-Winner (article) as part of a “Journo-Scientilific” Gonzomentary study of the effects of these drugs on his nervous system. Clearly, it was not pretty. But with names like “WHITE LIGHTNING,” who wouldn’t want to inject these bath salts into their eyeball?

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  • Horizontal Stripes

    Hi.
    It’s mostly MDPV. http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/mdpv/mdpv.shtml

    Just thought I’d leave that there for people who eventually get curious about why anyone would intentionally ingest something labeled as a hygeine product.

    • gil

      Thank you!

      • Fakefriction

        theyre only labelled as bath salts because you cudnt just label it as “cocaine/MDMA substitute (snort line and get fucked up)” it had nothing to do with baths. the smoking mixes were labelled as “inscence” and the pills were “plant food”. these products were banned more than a year ago in ireland.

  • Horizontal Stripes

    Hi.
    It’s mostly MDPV. http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/mdpv/mdpv.shtml

    Just thought I’d leave that there for people who eventually get curious about why anyone would intentionally ingest something labeled as a hygeine product.

  • DeepCough

    Eventually, there will be will be a Glade or Febreze epidemic, because people will be huffing the oil and spray because that fresh scent is just so addicting.

    • http://twitter.com/agent139 James Curcio

      Yeah, it’s not the same as most other “bath salts.” But I am quite sure that a bunch of idiots right now are buying random bath salts at Bed Bath and Beyond and trying to shoot it up.

      You know about the “mix up” between PCP and “embalming fluid”, right? Amazing that some people will actually ingest chemicals simply based on slang. http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/pcp/pcp_info6.shtml

      • http://twitter.com/AnitaCigarette Anita Cigarette.

        Dear god, if they really are doing that, maybe they should check out the bed section & do some home decoration instead as a hobby…

        • heatvill2004

          yeah this shit is bad…my brother was in a coma for 5 days from this shit. He snorted 3 lines not at one time but throughout the day…I found him non responsive with shit bubbling down his face. he was aspirating on this going into his lungs. When we pulled him to the ground he was going into a seizure which has never happened to him before. This was the worst experience for me to find him in a come not talking not opening up his eyes. I think everyone needs to go through something what I went through bc this shit is bad. Now as of Saturday he is home. He has some brain damage but they said within a year he should be back to normal. What happen to the old days of just being happy with smokin some weed. I know this has not affected your life like mine but we are lucky he is alive..they did not think he would make it. I had to watch his body go through withdraws and it was terrible. Hope this is not none of you this happens to

          • http://twitter.com/agent139 James Curcio

            I have to wonder at the dosage or what he was snorting.

            If you read the Rusty Shackleford story through the link, that kid did an obscene amount and, well. He’s turned into a 19 year old version of William Burroughs but still seems more or less alive. However, I’m still incredibly sorry to hear your story.

            And, if it wasn’t clear, I’m not SUPPORTING snorting bath salts in any form. Though I would point out we wouldn’t have these problems if drugs were legalized and standardized, especially in regard to both dosage and dangerous additives. But that’s crazy talk, yeah? It’d invariably wind up being implemented in some kind of horrific way anyhow, just a different horror.

            As a side note, did anyone catch the news story where a major drug lord gave a shout out and thanks to the DEA? Well, that was direct. But yeah, the war on drugs certainly has made a lot of money for certain people…

    • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

      Actually, I had a friend who was a Glade addict in the 90s. It had nothing to do with the scent and everything to do with the propellant, nitrous oxide. She would go to stores and act as though she had just had a huge party and had to clean up, and would then buy twenty cans of Glade.

      Funny thing, nitrous is flammable. At one point, she was hotboxing her car with Glade and lit her cigarette. The car opened up like Jiffy-Pop from the heat (I suppose). The three boys in the car with her suffered more serious burns that she did.

      • DeepCough

        Why am I right about the most fucked up shit imaginable? Should have been an economist.

      • http://twitter.com/AnitaCigarette Anita Cigarette.

        My friend got kicked out of every Wal-Mart on the planet for huffing duster on the bathroom toilet & talking to the person in the stall next to her. LMFAO The cops tried to tazer her, but she yelled, “MOTHERFUCKER I have a turd the size of your forearm hanging out right now & you’ll be the one to clean up the mess!”

  • DeepCough

    Eventually, there will be will be a Glade or Febreze epidemic, because people will be huffing the oil and spray because that fresh scent is just so addicting.

  • gil

    Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/agent139 James Curcio

    Yeah, it’s not the same as most other “bath salts.” But I am quite sure that a bunch of idiots right now are buying random bath salts at Bed Bath and Beyond and trying to shoot it up.

    You know about the “mix up” between PCP and “embalming fluid”, right? Amazing that some people will actually ingest chemicals simply based on slang. http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/pcp/pcp_info6.shtml

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    Actually, I had a friend who was a Glade addict in the 90s. It had nothing to do with the scent and everything to do with the propellant, nitrous oxide. She would go to stores and act as though she had just had a huge party and had to clean up, and would then buy twenty cans of Glade.

    Funny thing, nitrous is flammable. At one point, she was hotboxing her car with Glade and lit her cigarette. The car opened up like Jiffy-Pop from the heat (I suppose). The three boys in the car with her suffered more serious burns that she did.

  • DeepCough

    Why am I right about the most fucked up shit imaginable? Should have been an economist.

  • Truthaboutdrugs

    Taking a bath RIGHT NOW. Don’t feel like slitting my throat in the slightest, but that could just be my lack of underlying mental illness talking.

    I covered this subject in my blog about a month ago, before Dr. Oz or most other outlets got wind:
    http://marymicrogram.blogspot.com/2011/02/bath-salts-drug-craze-hits-us.html

  • Truthaboutdrugs

    Taking a bath RIGHT NOW. Don’t feel like slitting my throat in the slightest, but that could just be my lack of underlying mental illness talking.

    I covered this subject in my blog about a month ago, before Dr. Oz or most other outlets got wind:
    http://marymicrogram.blogspot.com/2011/02/bath-salts-drug-craze-hits-us.html

  • Georgia

    Crazy white trash in Panama City? Say it isn’t so!

  • Georgia

    Crazy white trash in Panama City? Say it isn’t so!

  • Fakefriction

    its not MDPV its Mephedrone. in ireland shit went DOWN over it. it was fucking awesome. wired to the teeth, euphoria, almost unlimited energy. but man was that shit addictive. after a few weeks of heavy use, u were absolutely fucked up. depression, constant fatigue. but i gotta say, as bad as it was, it was fucking unbelievable. i dont know anybody personally who “slit their face repeatedly” even hada bad time or needed to go to hospital. used responsibly it was fine, on occasion. some people are just idiots shudnt be injecting it into their eyes.

  • Fakefriction

    its not MDPV its Mephedrone. in ireland shit went DOWN over it. it was fucking awesome. wired to the teeth, euphoria, almost unlimited energy. but man was that shit addictive. after a few weeks of heavy use, u were absolutely fucked up. depression, constant fatigue. but i gotta say, as bad as it was, it was fucking unbelievable. i dont know anybody personally who “slit their face repeatedly” even hada bad time or needed to go to hospital. used responsibly it was fine, on occasion. some people are just idiots shudnt be injecting it into their eyes.

  • Fakefriction

    theyre only labelled as bath salts because you cudnt just label it as “cocaine/MDMA substitute (snort line and get fucked up)” it had nothing to do with baths. the smoking mixes were labelled as “inscence” and the pills were “plant food”. these products were banned more than a year ago in ireland.

  • http://twitter.com/AnitaCigarette Anita Cigarette.

    My friend got kicked out of every Wal-Mart on the planet for huffing duster on the bathroom toilet & talking to the person in the stall next to her. LMFAO The cops tried to tazer her, but she yelled, “MOTHERFUCKER I have a turd the size of your forearm hanging out right now & you’ll be the one to clean up the mess!”

  • http://twitter.com/AnitaCigarette Anita Cigarette.

    Dear god, if they really are doing that, maybe they should check out the bed section & do some home decoration instead as a hobby…

  • heatvill2004

    yeah this shit is bad…my brother was in a coma for 5 days from this shit. He snorted 3 lines not at one time but throughout the day…I found him non responsive with shit bubbling down his face. he was aspirating on this going into his lungs. When we pulled him to the ground he was going into a seizure which has never happened to him before. This was the worst experience for me to find him in a come not talking not opening up his eyes. I think everyone needs to go through something what I went through bc this shit is bad. Now as of Saturday he is home. He has some brain damage but they said within a year he should be back to normal. What happen to the old days of just being happy with smokin some weed. I know this has not affected your life like mine but we are lucky he is alive..they did not think he would make it. I had to watch his body go through withdraws and it was terrible. Hope this is not none of you this happens to

  • http://twitter.com/agent139 James Curcio

    I have to wonder at the dosage or what he was snorting.

    If you read the Rusty Shackleford story through the link, that kid did an obscene amount and, well. He’s turned into a 19 year old version of William Burroughs but still seems more or less alive. However, I’m still incredibly sorry to hear your story.

    And, if it wasn’t clear, I’m not SUPPORTING snorting bath salts in any form. Though I would point out we wouldn’t have these problems if drugs were legalized and standardized, especially in regard to both dosage and dangerous additives. But that’s crazy talk, yeah? It’d invariably wind up being implemented in some kind of horrific way anyhow, just a different horror.

    As a side note, did anyone catch the news story where a major drug lord gave a shout out and thanks to the DEA? Well, that was direct. But yeah, the war on drugs certainly has made a lot of money for certain people…

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