Since the so-called zombie attack in Florida last week people have been scouring the internet looking to read up on bath salts.

IS YOUR TEEN SMART ENOUGH TO STAY AWAY FROM SYNTHETIC DRUGS, BUT STILL HAS A LIKING FOR POT? DON’T GUESS. KEEP TEENSAVERS HOME DRUG TEST KITS ON HAND AND LET THEM KNOW YOU CARE. EMPOWER YOUR TEEN TO TELL THEIR FRIENDS “NO I CAN’T TRY THAT, MY PARENTS TEST ME.”

The drugs, a chemical combination, disguised as everyday products, can be lethal.

What are bath salts: Here is a quick synopsis from WebMD:

Citing an “imminent threat to public safety,” the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made illegal the possession and sale of three of the chemicals commonly used to make bath salts — the synthetic stimulants mephedrone, MDPV, and methylone. The ban, issued in October 2011, is effective for at least a year. During that time, the agency will decide whether a permanent ban is warranted.

Of course, we know that the creators of these products continually change the chemical contents to get around the ban.

We also know that marking them “not intended for human consumption” is exactly what a drug seeker is looking for. It absolves the creators from responsibility, and it alerts drug users to their toxicity.

So since the attacks, every body has jumped online to read what bath salts are. Good, right? Well originally, it probably was a good thing, especially when it comes to parents who’ve never heard of these products. They are popular, and they are dangerous. And kids love them.

But now, it appears we’ve gone from an awareness period, to a period of curiosity. Are kids looking these things up because they want to feel those effects? We’ve seen new agencies from Fox News to Forbes cover the bath salts issue in the week since the face-eating attack.

But are clean teens or teens who smoke pot, now considering trying these hallucinogenic products?

The latest pieces of video making the rounds is a former addict who was featured on CNN. He not only described what using the products did to him, but CNN had footage of the guy mid-high, when he had nearly overdosed.

You can see that right HERE.

Bath salts are a serious problem. And the government has been unable to eliminate them from store shelves at gas stations and head shops.

Now that we’ve made nearly everyone in America aware of what they are, we need to come together to eliminate them, before kids start trying them.  They need to be eliminated, and not just a few hundred packs at a time.

 

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