In case you’ve been wondering about the new drug called ‘bath salts’, here’s some additional information. By the way, if you have kids or friends who use drugs, you have to warn them about bath salts. A guy who’s been using the drug since December just murdered his girlfriend. Bath salts can cause very strange, erratic and dangerous behavior – get anyone you know who you think might take it, or has, into an addiction help program asap.
Bath salts is a drug that resembles bath salts, rock crystals, hence, its name. The real name of the chemical is Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). It’s a stimulant drug – like speed, methamphetamine, cocaine, and so on – and has an erratic and intense effect.
MDPV has been used in Europe for several years and is banned in the United Kingdom.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers has recorded 1,403 overdoses in the U.S. since late 2010 – just a few months. That’s definitely above the norm.
A single dose of MDPV ranges from 50 mg to 100 mg. You can buy a 500 mg pack in little convenience stores for about $30. A very cheap high that practically anyone can afford.
A single dose can keep a user awake for up to 36 hours and, in addition to the usual euphoria that goes along with most drugs, has side effects that include hypertension, insomnia, nausea and dizziness.
Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Fanwood), who introduced legislation to ban the drug, said “It has a Russian roulette range. Someone may get a raging heart while someone else has psychotic events.” She also said MDPV is associated with self-mutilation and participating in assault.
Steven Marcus, medical director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center, said “We have people run down the street screaming.”
Other Assemblymen and Senators have also proposed bills, or are about to, to get this drug banned quickly.
MDPV is a real nightmare. When you consider that anyone can get this drug just about anywhere – sometimes even labeled and disguised as real bath salts, the ban can’t be soon enough.
If someone you know takes drugs, warn them about bath salts/Methylenedioxypyrovalerone/MDPV. Better still, get them into drug rehab. One of the unfortunate facts about people on drugs is that they can’t make the right decisions – so they might take bath salts despite warnings. Just get them some help.addiction help, bath salts, drug addiction, drug rehab, MDPV, methamphetamine, Methylenedioxypyrovalerone, speed