Marijuana and Cannabis News
Via Lakeview Health
Those of us who have been through a few media cycles of hysteria over the "latest drug menace" are always skeptical when the mainstream whips itself up into a fine frenzy over the newest chemical bug-a-boo threatening the citizenry.
But even a stuck clock is right twice a day, and it appears that there's some substance behind the negative publicity surrounding "bath salts," which in no small part due to sensationalist press coverage, have become the latest quasi-legal drug craze to sweep the nation.
Although bath salts are sold through a loophole as a harmless substance used for relaxation, people are ingesting them seeking euphoria. In addition to experiencing altered moods, some bath salts users are having psychotic episodes marked with agitation, hallucinations and violent behavior. Because this drug is still largely unfamiliar to medical professionals, doctors are still learning how to treat symptoms and overdoses of this drug. This drug can have dangerous consequences as noted in recent news events in the United States. In this case, the typical media hype which surrounds the latest "drug menace" appears to have a kernel of truth to it, i.e., bath salts are a bad idea.