home
RSS
May 29th, 2012
05:47 PM ET

Why 'bath salts' are dangerous

On Saturday night in Miami, a naked “zombie-like” man attacked another man, biting off parts of his face. The attack was halted only when police shot and killed the attacker, identified as 31-year old Rudy Eugene.

What would make someone attack another man like an animal? Armando Aguilar, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, suspects that the attacker was under the influence of  drugs known as "bath salts."

These aren’t the same bath salts to make your tub water smell nice. “Bath salts” is just a fake name, but users know it’s not really for the bath.

Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse described bath salts as an "emerging and dangerous product" in February 2011, urging parents, teachers and the public to be aware of the potential dangers associated with these drugs, which had already been linked to numerous visits to the E.R. and calls to poison control centers in the U.S. In October 2011, these "bath salts" and its related products were put on schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, which means that the drug has no legitimate use or safety in the U.S. and is highly addictive.

Bath salts contain amphetamine-like chemicals such as methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), mephedrone, and pyrovalerone. They’re referred to as a “designer drug of the phenethylamine class” by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Other drugs in this class include amphetamines, mescaline, and ephedrine. MDPV comes in a powdered form that is inhaled, swallowed or shot into a vein. Bath Salts are sold as "cocaine substitutes" or "synthetic LSD".

When MDPV gets to the brain, the effects include producing feelings of empathy, stimulation, alertness, euphoria, sensory awareness and hallucinations. Other reported effects include rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and sweating. According to the DEA, MDPV has been reported to cause intense panic attacks, psychosis, and a strong desire to use the drug again.

“Addictive substances, whether they are bath salts, alcohol or other drugs, can have horrific and costly consequences. Sometimes these consequences can result from only one use; other times they are a result of the complex brain disease of addiction," says Susan E. Foster, vice president and director of policy research and analysis at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

"Together, risky use of addictive substances and addiction constitute our nation’s largest and most costly health problem.  In the interest of health and public safety, Americans must begin to understand that substance use is a preventable public health problem and addiction is a treatable disease," she added.

In 2009, reports began surfacing about teens and young adults abusing synthetic stimulant products sold as Bath Salts, “plant fertilizer," energy-1, Ivory Wave, Red Dove, Purple Wave, Blue Silk, Zoom, Bloom, Cloud Nine, Ocean Snow, Lunar Wave, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning, Scarface, and Hurricane Charlie.

The Drug Enforcement Administration's forensic monitoring system found two reports of MDPV in 2009. In 2010 that figure jumped to 338 cases. Between January through September 2011, the numbers skyrocketed to 911 MDPV cases, spanning 34 states.


« Previous entry
soundoff (2,357 Responses)
  1. 메이저사이트

    When I initially commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a means you can remove me from that service? Thank you!

    https://pbase.com/topics/baccarat2nestshame2/a_guide_to_online_casinos

    April 18, 2021 at 01:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. pfizer viagra canada pharmacy

    how to buy teva sub for viagra in canada https://canadaviagrastore.com/ viagra/canada

    April 18, 2021 at 02:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. buy generic cialis, canadian

    do you need prescription for canadian prescription of cialis in usa https://canadacialisstore.com/ buy cialis online canadian

    April 18, 2021 at 06:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Josh Roberson

    I'm really impressed with your writing skills as
    well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this
    one nowadays.

    April 18, 2021 at 10:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Isiah Gonyea

    What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable experience on the topic
    of unpredicted emotions.

    April 18, 2021 at 11:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. 우리카지노

    http://www.magcloud.com/user/cracksnake04

    April 18, 2021 at 20:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. I Fashion Styles

    Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is simply cool and i could assume you're an expert on this subject. Well with your permission allow me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

    https://www.ifashionstyles.com

    April 18, 2021 at 21:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. 먹튀검증

    https://web.ask.byu.edu/users/4096/nvander1/

    April 18, 2021 at 23:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. POKQmCqvjW

    primary homework help france essay on doing hair write an essay about air pollution using cause and effect order biography writing service

    April 19, 2021 at 01:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. 먹튀검증커뮤니티

    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s331/sh/b7237ba7-998b-8cd1-ce21-83939efea31d/f0cfdaa2a90ba107a1aaa5c98551feb0

    April 19, 2021 at 09:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. buy alprostadil cream online

    muse alprostadil suppository https://alprostadildrugs.com/ alprostadil storage

    April 19, 2021 at 12:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Freebies

    Yet another issue is really that video gaming has become one of the all-time greatest forms of recreation for people of nearly every age. Kids participate in video games, and also adults do, too. The particular XBox 360 is amongst the favorite games systems for many who love to have hundreds of activities available to them, along with who like to experiment with live with some others all over the world. Many thanks for sharing your notions.

    https://www.cravefreebies.com

    April 19, 2021 at 14:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. 우리카지노

    Wonderful article! We are linking to this great post on our website. Keep up the good writing.

    http://parekhgroupindia.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=733936

    April 19, 2021 at 20:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. vardenafil teva pharmaceutical

    vardenafil buy https://vegavardenafil.com/ buy vardenafil over the counter online

    April 19, 2021 at 22:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. API 5CT drill pipe price

    Octal deals premium quality API 5L, ASTM, ASME seamless and welded steel pipelines with different material carbon as well as alloy, stainless, for numerous applications.

    https://www.premedlife.com/members/hartvigsenmadsen18/activity/479289/

    April 19, 2021 at 22:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. vardenafil how to take

    vilitra 60mg vardenafil https://vegavardenafil.com/ vardenafil 20mg

    April 20, 2021 at 03:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. 우리카지노

    http://www.docspal.com/viewer?id=gskgfxoe-17997188

    April 20, 2021 at 03:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. canadian customs pills vitamins

    average perscription pills taken by 65 year old canadian? https://canadapillstorex.com/ best canadian mail order pharmacies for diet pills

    April 20, 2021 at 06:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. average perscription pills taken by 65 year old canadian?

    canadian pills pharmacy https://canadapillstorex.com/ canadian generic pills

    April 20, 2021 at 07:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. zithromax 250mg

    zithromax 250 mg tablet https://zithromaxes.com/ zitromax 500 mg

    April 20, 2021 at 09:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Crave Freebies

    Thanks for discussing your ideas. The first thing is that students have a choice between fed student loan and a private education loan where it truly is easier to go for student loan debt consolidation reduction than over the federal student loan.

    https://www.cravefreebies.com

    April 20, 2021 at 12:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. vardenafil sublingual generic

    generic levitra vardenafil https://vegavardenafil.com/ vardenafil teva pharmaceutical

    April 20, 2021 at 13:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. WsNFFGpZAZ

    tdsb homework help essay can money buy everything red dragon doing homework quinceanera essay help

    April 20, 2021 at 15:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Jesus Lovelock

    Hello there, You have performed a fantastic job. I’ll certainly digg it and for my part recommend to my friends. I'm sure they will be benefited from this site.

    http://google.lt/url?q=https://pythonsweetness.tumblr.com

    April 20, 2021 at 18:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Freebies

    Thanks for your post. I want to comment that the price of car insurance differs a lot from one insurance policy to another, given that there are so many different issues which play a role in the overall cost. As an example, the model and make of the car will have a large bearing on the cost. A reliable old family auto will have a more economical premium than the usual flashy performance car.

    https://www.cravefreebies.com

    April 20, 2021 at 18:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. is it legal to bring viagra back to canada from mexico

    organic viagra in canada https://canadaviagrastore.com/ generic viagra canada

    April 20, 2021 at 21:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. 먹튀검증사이트

    Great post! We will be linking to this great content on our website. Keep up the great writing.

    https://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/bye?https://agendakidney59.bloggersdelight.dk/2021/02/23/the-gambling-habit/

    April 20, 2021 at 21:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. slot

    I really like this topic so much.Thanks for sharing a good content like this.It's very informative for everyone.Keep it up.Thanks again. slot

    https://www.slotcat777.com

    April 21, 2021 at 00:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. 먹튀검증

    http://www.astro.wisc.edu/?URL=agendakidney59.bloggersdelight.dk/2021/02/23/the-gambling-habit/

    April 21, 2021 at 01:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. how can i order cialis from a canadian pharmacy

    canadian pharmacy tadalafil viagara cialis https://canadacialisstore.com/ canadian generic cialis 20mg

    April 21, 2021 at 04:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. 먹튀

    https://www.onetime-mail.com/qa4/index.php?qa=user&qa_1=casino1d2ykvgn257

    April 21, 2021 at 04:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. buy zithromax 500mg

    zithromax 250 mg price https://zithromaxes.com/ zithromycin

    April 21, 2021 at 13:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. 먹튀검증

    You should be a part of a contest for one of the most useful websites online. I am going to highly recommend this web site!

    http://letusbookmark.com/story9331672/poker-tables-for-bad-players

    April 21, 2021 at 13:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. signature window washing denver

    Usually I never comment on blogs but your article is so convincing that I never stop myself to say something about it. You're doing a great job Man,Keep it up.

    https://justpaste.it/250l2

    April 21, 2021 at 15:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. viagra canada by mail

    help me please find a place to buy viagra in canada https://canadaviagrastore.com/ what is the price of generic viagra in canada

    April 21, 2021 at 15:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. https://thuocladientu123.com

    Best view i have ever seen !

    https://images.google.com.gt/url?q=https://thuocladientu123.com

    April 21, 2021 at 15:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. aTycDYxsxR

    ww2 timeline homework help help writing narrative essay i hate doing my homework primary homework help romans towns

    April 22, 2021 at 00:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. 먹튀검증커뮤니티

    I seriously love your site.. Great colors & theme. Did you create this site yourself? Please reply back as Iím hoping to create my own personal blog and would like to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Kudos!

    https://nerdgaming.science/wiki/A_Gaming_System_With_a_Multifunctional_Design

    April 22, 2021 at 01:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. where to buy alprostadil cream

    muse alprostadil suppository https://alprostadildrugs.com/ how much alprostadil vials cost

    April 22, 2021 at 03:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. water goggles

    720535 957638Attractive part of content material. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way Ill be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you get entry to constantly speedily. 517631

    April 22, 2021 at 04:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. canada cheap viagra

    can viagra be legally bought from canada https://canadaviagrastore.com/ cheap viagra from canada

    April 22, 2021 at 07:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. buy generic cialis, canadian

    canadian meds cialis https://canadacialisstore.com/ cialis on line purches canadian pharmacy

    April 22, 2021 at 07:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. https://www.laweekly.com/5-best-cbd-oil-companies-to-buy-from-in-2019/

    You have covered this topic properly.

    https://www.laweekly.com/5-best-cbd-oil-companies-to-buy-from-in-2019/

    April 22, 2021 at 12:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. canadian pills online

    canadian diet pills https://canadapillstorex.com/ canadian diet pills

    April 22, 2021 at 19:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. click here

    315800 554663Many thanks I ought say, impressed along with your web site. I will post this to my facebook wall. 49676

    April 23, 2021 at 00:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. tadalafil pills 20mg

    tadalafil 40 mg daily https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil 40 mg daily

    April 23, 2021 at 01:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. tadalafil tablets

    tadalis sx https://elitadalafill.com/ tadalafil 30 mg

    April 23, 2021 at 03:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. 먹튀

    https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/PageRedirect.aspx?redirectedurl=https://clearforkbicycleclub.clubpack.org/members/agendascrew18/activity/185041/

    April 23, 2021 at 08:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. 먹튀검증

    May I simply say what a relief to discover somebody that actually knows what they're discussing over the internet. You actually realize how to bring a problem to light and make it important. A lot more people need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you are not more popular because you surely have the gift.

    http://ya4r.net/go.php?url=https://blogfreely.net/casino1e9ummqt703/img-src-i-ytimg-com-vi-h54aq8zmgem-hq720-jpg

    April 23, 2021 at 09:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. homes for sale spokane river

    https://image.google.iq/url?rct=i&sa=t&url=https://meganleary.com

    April 23, 2021 at 19:28 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

Leave a Reply to 카지노사이트추천


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

« Previous entry
Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.