With all the focus on opioids and Fentanyl overdoses in the national news, don’t forget about the continuing horror of bath salts abuse. Bath salts came on the scene around the same time as spice. Both can still be purchased over the counter in some places like corner gas stations and head shops. Both are the focus of the DEA and FDA but stay a step ahead of the law since manufacturers can “tweak” the chemical structure. Simplistically put, what spice is to marijuana, bath salts are to methamphetamine. And bath salts are truly frightening.
Recently in Florida, a teen was arrested for a home invasion while under the influence of bath salts. Nico Gallo, while taking the “zombie” drug described being seized by an uncontrollable urge when he broke through a window and attacked the homeowners. This followed the recent “cannibal” attacks, also in Florida, where a college student under the influence of bath salts, stabbed to death a couple and then chewed the face of the de
Like the heroin/Fentanyl crisis, part of the problem with bath salts is that the user doesn’t know what he is taking. It’s like playing Russian roulette.
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