BATH SALTS: BANNED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

27 SEPTEMBER 2013
Summary
In 2012, counties and cities throughout South Florida passed bans against bath salts for saleafter many individuals were rushed to emergency rooms in a psychotic state.These individuals have reportedly taken drugs which are sold as “Bath Salts”.

In 2012, counties and cities throughout South Florida passed bans against bath salts for saleafter many individuals were rushed to emergency rooms in a psychotic state.These individuals have reportedly taken drugs which are sold as “Bath Salts”.

According to Federal agents,this drug is manufactured in Europe. It first hit Florida, Lousiana, North Dakota, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Michigan. And within few weeks, it has made its way to other areas.

Bath Salts could contain dangerous stimulants which compriseseveral chemicals such asMethylenedioxypyrovalerone(MPDV),Methylone, and Mephedrone. The effects of these drugs are similar toamphetamines, cocaine,meth,and ecstasy. There are a lot of bath salts related hospitalizations,crimes, and even deaths. These happen because some who take them get suicidal. These drugs can be injected, ingested, orsnorted.People buy bath salts for saleat localstores or minimarts. They also buy bath salts online.

During a television interview at the Early Show, Dr. Jennifer Ashton said: “…the name sounds harmless. In reality, they are anything but harmless. These basically contain a designer or synthetic drug known as Mephedrone or MDPV. It’s an amphetamine. They’re marketed as bath salts and you can find them readily either online or in stores under name like Zoom2 or Aura. Our producer found them very easily in New York City. When she went in to ask for them she was told, ‘Wow, they’re flying off the shelf, it’s a good thing you’re getting these.’”

She also goes on to say thatan amphetamine is a stimulant to the central nervous system. It increasesblood pressure andheart rate. It can also cause heart attacks, chest pain, and stroke. Aside from these physical symptoms, itspsychological effects areparanoia, delusions, or psychosis.  Dr. Jennifer Ashton stressed that Bath Salts are very dangerous and addictive.


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