Bath salts that caused the drug-induced zombie attack in Miami are highly addictive. A former user said nothing of an apocalypse or cannibalism. Instead, he said the new form of LSD in Florida and other urban cities can be deadly to users.
To clarify: bath salts are not the kind sold in stores that sell aromatic bath bombs or similar. Furthermore they are not Epsom salts for soaking and mild sprains.
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Ironically, while the two active ingredients are illegal in the U.S., they are readily available by prescription or online in Canada, according to a CBC report.
A Nova Scotia resident and former bath salts addict, known only by the name of John, said that he wants to share information with the public about the dangers of the drug.
“Felt like I wanted to kill me or kill somebody else. Horrible feeling of sketchiness, constantly looking over your shoulder or peeking out around your curtains or windows, hiding under the blankets,” he said in a recent interview on his bath salts addiction.
John said that he has no recollection of how many times he abused the street drug, but says it gave him a high unlike any other narcotic. He said the closest thing it can be compared to is a mix of cocaine and amphetamine. Like that dangerous mix, the synthetic drug gives a person a sense of euphoria.
This likely explains the zombie-like attack in Florida from Rudy Eugene on Ronald Poppo. In that face-chewing incident, Eugene ate off a large portion of the homeless man’s face as if he were a cannibal.
After John was told by a friend that he looked “like a corpse,” he sought professional help. Thankfully, his detox program worked.
Canadian doctors say they treat two or three people daily who have snorted or ingested the dangerous drug.
They warn that it can cause heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, extreme aggression (as in the Florida zombie attack), and even death.
While bath salts are illegal in the U.S. and other countries, Canadian officials have yet to ban the substance. However, there have been no reports of a zombie apocalypse in that country…yet.
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