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Bath Salts are drugs now???

>> Sunday, July 17, 2011


"Dr. Jeffrey J. Narmi could not believe what he was seeing this spring in the emergency room at Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pa.: people arriving so agitated, violent and psychotic that a small army of medical workers was needed to hold them down.

They had taken new stimulant drugs that people are calling “bath salts,” and sometimes even large doses of sedatives failed to quiet them.
“There were some who were admitted overnight for treatment and subsequently admitted to the psych floor upstairs,” Dr. Narmi said. “These people were completely disconnected from reality and in a very bad place.”
Similar reports are emerging from hospitals around the country, as doctors scramble to figure out the best treatment for people high on bath salts. The drugs started turning up regularly in the United States last year and have proliferated in recent months, alarming doctors, who say they have unusually dangerous and long-lasting effects.
Though they come in powder and crystal form like traditional bath salts — hence their name — they differ in one crucial way: they are used as recreational drugs. People typically snort, inject or smoke them.
Poison control centers around the country received 3,470 calls about bath salts from January through June, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, up from 303 in all of 2010.


The rest of the NY Times article here.....

Editor's Note:

What the fuck, America??? How much more proof do lawmakers need to understand that the war on drugs is a vast failure. If you continue marijuana prohibition in this country, a drug that is far safer than alcohol, motherfuckers are going to find more and more dangerous ways to get fucked up. News Flash: Human beings like to get fucked up. You aren't going to stop that by filling our courts and jails with tens of thousands of harmless small time 'criminals' that sell weed, because its a 'gateway drug', ad ignore dangers like this. get your shit together, congress. its time for prohibiton to end, and to make people safe from shit like this and Spice and all the other weird shit kids used to get fucked up these days.

" Pills and powder are not ok, if it grows from the ground organically you are fine"

wise words, wise words

4 comments:

Heather Anne Bolestridge July 17, 2011 at 11:01 AM  
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Adam the Schirling July 17, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

Indeed! I know all about that particular fad too!! ridiculous!!!

you gotta email me your address, lil lady, so I can send you out some stickers for the website.

AAAND I can't believe I havent thought to ask yet, but would you like to write a piece for the website?? on whatever you want, really, but you can probably see our normal subject matter runs to the extremes of various sorts..it can be an article, an essay, a story, some poems...whatever you like.. lemme know!

Heather Anne Bolestridge July 17, 2011 at 2:01 PM  

I'd love to write something for you - I'll write something the next time I get worked up about something - I do my best writing then. :) :)
Also - what is your email address? I will send you my addy - I'd gladly display your stickers! You Rock!

Adam Schirling July 17, 2011 at 3:53 PM  

Great, I look forward to it....my email is drunkenabsurdity@gmail.com, hit me up

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