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    Bath salts...a new self-harm & crime concern

    Bath salts. Yes. Who knew that teens and young adults were misusing them to get high and to get violent? And sadly, to commit suicide.....

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110123/...ljaWFsc2JhdA--

    Officials: 'Bath salts' are growing drug problem

    ".....Increasingly, law enforcement agents and poison control centers say the advertised bath salts with complex chemical names are an emerging menace in several U.S. states where authorities talk of banning their sale. From the Deep South to California, emergency calls are being reported over-exposure to the stimulants the powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV...."

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    "....Dr. Rick Gellar, medical director for the California Poison Control System, said the first call about the substances came in Oct. 5, and a handful of calls have followed since. But he warned: "The only way this won't become a problem in California is if federal regulatory agencies get ahead of the curve. This is a brand new thing." In the Midwest, the Missouri Poison Center at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center received at least 12 calls in the first two weeks of January about teenagers and young adults abusing such chemicals, said Julie Weber, the center's director. The center received eight calls about the powders all of last year...."

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    ".....Sold under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie, the chemicals 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...."

    more at link

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    Jindal bans ingredients in fake bath salts

    Sold openly, snorted or injected, they often send users to ERs
    Friday, January 07, 2011 By Bob Warren
    St. Tammany bureau

    Flanked by a cadre of law enforcement might, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Thursday that the state has issued an emergency rule making it illegal to sell, use, buy or manufacture the chemicals used in fake bath salts.

    Jindal called use of the product, bearing names such as "Cloud Nine,'' "White Dove'' and "Hurricane Charlie'' an "epidemic.''

    "These drugs have crept into our communities and they are hurting our kids,'' Jindal said in a morning news conference at a St. Tammany Parish courthouse in Covington packed with government and law enforcement officials from St. Tammany, Jefferson, Tangipahoa, Washington and Livingston parishes.

    http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpa...550.xml&coll=1
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    Slidell police make first bath salts bust

    Published: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 8:35 PM Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011, 2:38 PM

    A pair of Slidell men are apparently the first two people in the state to be arrested under new regulations prohibiting the sale or possession of bath salts that have hallucinogenic properties, Slidell police said Wednesday.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...irst_bath.html
    A convenience store clerk was still selling "White Dove" the day after Jindal signed the law. He and a customer who purchased it were both busted.
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    Snorting bath salts pushed St. Tammany man to suicide

    Published: Sunday, January 16, 2011, 8:00 AM Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 1:07 PM

    Dickie Sanders snorted a packet of Cloud 9 bath salts expecting a euphoric high. Instead, his final days were filled with a terror that will forever haunt his family.

    Rocked by waves of paranoia and imagining that the police were closing in on him, the 21-year-old grabbed a knife and, in front of his horrified father and sister, swept the blade across his throat.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...pushed_st.html

    This heart wrenching story brought me to tears last Sunday morning.
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    I find this information disturbing. I think a thread in the "Tots to Teens" would be a great place for this information to go. I have never heard of this stuff before now.
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    What on earth? Who the heck had the initial idea to snort bath salts to pursue a high??? Ugghh, I feel like I want to vomit just imagining the taste that would come of doing that.

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    Synthetic substance abuse (i.e., bath salts) is increasing across the nation as hospitals see a rise in the number of related emergencies.

    Synthetic drugs send thousands to hospitals with seizures, hallucinations

    The products are often packaged as incense or bath salts and can be obtained for as little as $10 at many head shops. As more people experiment with them, the results are becoming evident at hospitals: a sharp spike in the number of users who show up with problems ranging from labored breathing and rapid heartbeats to extreme paranoia and delusions. The symptoms can persist for days...

    At least 2,700 people have fallen ill since January, compared with fewer than 3,200 cases in all of 2010. At that pace, medical emergencies related to synthetic drugs could go up nearly fivefold by the end of the year.
    "Many of the users describe extreme paranoia," said Dr. Mark Ryan, director of the Louisiana Poison Center. "The recurring theme is monsters, demons and aliens. A lot of them had suicidal thoughts."
    This comment is from an Iowa shop owner:

    Contrary to DEA claims that the product is most popular among teens and college-age customers, co-owner Kathy Fiedler said two-thirds of her buyers are middle-aged.
    "I even have grandmothers coming in," said Fiedler, 56.
    http://www.nola.com/health/index.ssf...thousands.html

    If Granny's doing this nasty stuff, how can we expect better of the kids?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcox View Post
    What on earth? Who the heck had the initial idea to snort bath salts to pursue a high??? Ugghh, I feel like I want to vomit just imagining the taste that would come of doing that.
    I was thinking the same thing. WOW! What is going on? cant the kids find something constructive to do?
    this is not just a sign of a Drug Problem, I think it is a sign of troubled youth.
    it is a problem of what the kids today are proactive with does not seem to be anything positive.
    Boredom is often a result of a mind being waisted. Their music is angry, and now it is becoming music about ME, Me, Me.
    A very far stretch from the music we used to hear and write about change, love, perceptions, etc.....

    I love bath salts especially when I am overtired they really help a lot. Best thing for soar muscles, and exhaustion.
    I hope I will not have to get a prescription to get my Dead Sea Salts
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    these are not real bath salts... these are drugs marketed as bath salts so they can be sold at gas stations and places like that.
    These can be easy to OD on, they can take a bit to start working so the user does a little more and little more and wham.. you've done too much.
    This is from all my reading as Iowa is attempting to outlaw it.


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    ''Bath salts'' is just what they call the drug 'mephedrone'. It is illegal to sell for human consumption, so it is sold as ''bath salts'' or ''plant food''. I was just going to make a thread about this.

    Here are some stories from May & June

    Bath salts suspected in double-murder, suicide (husband, wife, son)
    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/komo/...le-1348043.php

    Bath salts suspected in young woman's death
    http://www.wect.com/story/14699762/b...g-womans-death

    Bath salts kill FL man
    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bath-s...ry?id=13746152

    Man high on bath salts in woman's underwear, stabs goat
    http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011...-designer-drug

    Man on bath salts leads police on high speed chase, escaping aliens
    http://www.lockhaven.com/page/conten....html?nav=5009

    Bath salts to blame for some scary incidents in PA
    http://www.whptv.com/news/local/stor...Hk8K7eAnA.cspx
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    ...and be sure your sin will find you out.

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    Village Voice blog looks at bath salts myths:

    6. Bath Salts Are Cooked Up in Labs, Like Meth!
    5. Bath Salts Are New
    4. Bath Salts Are The Things You Put in a Bath
    3. Bath Salts Were Never Used Medicinally
    2. Bath Salts Are Easy To Get
    1. Bath Salts Are An Epidemic
    Below each myth is a 3-8 line explanation here: Bath Salts: Six Myths Dispelled

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    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/06/20...de-commission/

    On Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners gave preliminary approval to outlaw the sale of “bath salts,” the synthetic drug that can make users aggressive and often violent.

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    here we go again, http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/new...#ixzz1yQQzG9F5

    The latest in a string of “zombie” like attacks happened in a Manatee County home Wednesday night after a man under the influence went into a fit of rage and bit a piece of someone’s arm off during a visit with his children.

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