The Point of No Return
Written by Dominique Houle on 21/06/12
In a few days, it’s going to be International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (June 26th), so it’s the perfect opportunity to help raise awareness about drugs in general, including one called “bath salts”.
A few years ago, if somebody would have asked me what bath salts are, I probably would have said that they are fragrant mixtures of minerals that are added to bath water. But today, before answering, I might ask: What bath salts are we referring to? Because, as you may already know, bath salts is also the nickname given to a mixture of powerful drugs that has unfortunately gained more and more attention in the media.
The effects caused by those bath salts can be quite intense, starting with euphoric excitement, to the sense of being invincible, to hallucinations and paranoid delusions that can cause its user(s) to become extremely violent and aggressive. These results won’t be questioned anytime soon since the recent incident in Miami, also known as the “zombie attack” (*some readers may find the content of this link disturbing – viewer discretion is advised) that involved a man suspected to have been under the influence of bath salts. Actually, just by searching it on YouTube, you can see the effects bath salts can have on a person. In short, we’re far from the typical bath salts you’d use to relax with your yellow ducky, right?
In all seriousness though, check out DEAL.org’s brand new fact sheet on Bath Salts for more info!