Bath Salts

Alex Seitz-Wald asks whatever happened to the imminent Zombie Apocalypse of face-eating bath salt-crazed Americans, at Salon: For a moment last year, zombies were real. Local newspapers carried alarming headlines about otherwise…


What’s saucier than regular crime? Bath salt-fueled nude crime. Some combination of carjacking, biting animals, and ice cream is often involved. PressTV writes: Addiction specialists suspect that so-called “bath salts” may be playing…


Natasha Vargas-Cooper reaches deep into “the heart America’s new drug nightmare” (which is, ahem, bath salts), for SPIN: COLUMBUS, OH— On an unseasonably hot and muggy May afternoon, a squad of armed…




MDPVAn update to this story, the media loves finding a drug-related culprit, doesn’t it? Via the Daily Beast:

At Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where the victim of Saturday’s causeway attack is being treated, staff also report that they are coming face to face with cases of drug-related psychosis on an increasing scale—be they from bath salts, other designer drugs such as GHB and LSD, or cocktails thereof.

“They don’t all have these outcomes, but all have one thing in common, which is excited delirium and super strength,” said Dr. Paul Adams, an emergency room physician at the hospital, who said that in one instance a 150-pound patient took on the strength of a 250-pound hulk.

“You combine bath salts, GHB, LSD or whatever and these people become uncontrollable, you can’t reason with them,” he said. “To place someone safely in restraints, it’s taken seven security guards and one doctor.”…



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?