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America's New Drug Problem: Snorting 'Bath Salts'
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Posted on 01/24/2011 11:13:26 AM PST by Mind Freed

All over the U.S., bath salts are being sold with names like “Ivory Wave,” “White Lightning” and “Hurricane Charlie.”

But these aren’t your average bath salts that you pour into the bathtub to soak in after a long, hard day to relax – these so-called bath salts are intended to be snorted, smoked or injected – and users are getting high off of them.

The Drug Enforcement Administration does not regulate these substances, but they are under federal scrutiny, as the effects of these salts are comparable to methamphetamine abuse, according to poison control centers and other law enforcement agencies.

Law officers say some of the substances are being shipped from Europe, but origins are still unclear.

The powders often contain mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV, and can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates and suicidal thoughts, authorities say. The chemicals are in products sold legally at convenience stores and on the Internet as bath salts and even plant foods. However, they aren't necessarily being used for the purposes on the label.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bathsalts; drugs

1 posted on 01/24/2011 11:13:28 AM PST by Mind Freed
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To: Mind Freed

So what if you accidentally take a bath in them?


2 posted on 01/24/2011 11:15:24 AM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Mind Freed

Great!.....the idiots among are always coming up with something new to ruin their and other peoples lives. Death penalty for dealing drugs!


3 posted on 01/24/2011 11:16:36 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mind Freed
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4 posted on 01/24/2011 11:19:12 AM PST by digger48
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To: Mind Freed
Addicts will snort anything which can be ground up fine enough to snort. Their nasal passages are so burned out and scarified that I've seen them snort automatic dishwashing detergent and like it.

Certain segments of society need help. After five attempts at help, we should leave them alone to hasten their exit.

5 posted on 01/24/2011 11:19:52 AM PST by blackdog
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To: Mind Freed
In Brown's case, he said he had tried every drug from heroin to crack and was so shaken by terrifying hallucinations that he wrote one Mississippi paper urging people to stay away from the advertised bath salts.
The world is a big place, so I guess somewhere there is a person more pathetic than pathetic Mr. Brown. I wonder if he was around for the Brown Acid.
6 posted on 01/24/2011 11:21:02 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Mind Freed
Injectable


7 posted on 01/24/2011 11:23:09 AM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Mind Freed

So, are bath salts going to find their way onto one of the Controlled Substances schedules?


8 posted on 01/24/2011 11:26:44 AM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (When evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will believe in abject nonsense.)
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To: Mind Freed

I read this in the paper and wasn’t too concerned. If some idiots want to kill themselves in some stupid new way, that’s OK with me.


9 posted on 01/24/2011 11:31:44 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Mind Freed
I'm not so much shocked that people would sell this stuff (some people will do anything for money), I'm shocked that there are people that actually think this is a good idea!

What part of your brains says "I think snorting bath salts wouldn't be a dumb thing to do"? Don't that have an alarm in their head that says "Alert! Dumb idea!!!!"

This isn't being reckless (like doing stunts on a motorcycle) this crosses over into full fledged stupid.

Snorting bath salts???

10 posted on 01/24/2011 11:32:17 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Mind Freed

11 posted on 01/24/2011 11:32:34 AM PST by Allthegoodusernamesaregone (Here I come to save the day! - Barack Obama, Jan. 14th 2011)
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To: Mind Freed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUmVd4RQZCo


12 posted on 01/24/2011 11:33:24 AM PST by digger48
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To: Mind Freed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUmVd4RQZCo


13 posted on 01/24/2011 11:33:24 AM PST by digger48
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To: windcliff

Calgon take me away!


14 posted on 01/24/2011 11:33:34 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Mind Freed

just creepy.


15 posted on 01/24/2011 11:45:31 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Any economy based on Keynesian principles and practices are always ponzi/pyramid schemes.)
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To: Mind Freed
The Drug Enforcement Administration does not regulate these substances, but they are under federal scrutiny, as the effects of these salts are comparable to methamphetamine abuse, according to poison control centers and other law enforcement agencies.

Since the DEA lies about everything, I am sure they have some alternative motive around this. Maybe they are trying to do a hostile takeover of the FDA or something.
16 posted on 01/24/2011 11:46:59 AM PST by microgood
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To: Mind Freed
No need for new laws. Simply prosecute them for a salt and bathery.
17 posted on 01/24/2011 12:00:27 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Mind Freed

What the hell is wrong with people?


18 posted on 01/24/2011 12:05:41 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Fear can hold you prisoner.Hope can set you free.(Shawshank Redemption))
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To: Ken H

Maybe a salt imbibery?


19 posted on 01/24/2011 12:09:37 PM PST by willyd (Tree planting is a zero sum game unless you find the seed on the sidewalk ;-))
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To: Mind Freed

Oh great, now they’re going to institute a bath salt limit and take our names and addresses just like they’ve been doing with allergy meds.


20 posted on 01/24/2011 12:14:11 PM PST by discostu (this is defninitely not my confused face)
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To: Mind Freed

Sadly, two local college-aged guys took a trip to heaven recently as a result of these “legal” drugs. Read about it.

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21 posted on 01/24/2011 12:37:59 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

sorry about being html stupid, but if interested just delete the last “


22 posted on 01/24/2011 12:42:28 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

The brugmasia, aka Angel Trumpet flower, is outlawed in some states because it contains a hallucinogen and massive amounts of atropine. Idiots brew tea from flowers stolen off the plant and kill themselves. I consider such events Darwin at work. If you’re dumb enough to do it, your genes definitely should be removed from the pool.

Bath salts? Good grief.


23 posted on 01/24/2011 12:49:31 PM PST by ElenaM
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