Sunday, June 3, 2012
Zombie Apocalypse: Bath Salts
We've discussed on here a few times just how the zombie apocalypse could occur, but the most reasonable explanation would be the use of bath salts. No, not the kind for your tub, but a street name for a synthetic drug that makes people absolutely insanely broken from reality, violent, and difficult to bring down.
I wrote recently about two attacks likely associated with this terrifying street drug found here and here. The first one involved someone eating another person's face and being shot and hard to bring down, the other involving someone stabbing himself and then throwing his intestines at the police officers.
What effects does this insane drug cause?
It is similar to mixing cocaine and methamphetamines: "Agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, suicidality. It’s a very scary stimulant that is out there. We get high blood pressure and increased pulse, but there’s something more, something different that’s causing these other extreme effects. But right now, there’s no test to pick up this drug. The only way we know if someone has taken them is if they tell you they have.
One man describes his experience with the drug in which (in a zombie-like way) he resembled a corpse:
"John's first big trip on bath salts was in February. He was strung out on the drug for eight days with virtually no sleep until he crashed. He says the feeling was scary even for an experienced drug user.
"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." John is not his real name. He says he decided to talk to CBC because he felt he should warn people about the dangers of bath salts.John, who is in his mid-40s, got the drugs from a friend. He doesn't remember how many times he smoked them during that eight-day stretch. He was told he looked like a corpse."A person actually walked into the room and told me that he thought I was almost dead."
Somehow the government finally jumped on this one and made it illegal. WTF? Not that it's likely to discourage folks from testing it, but at least some of the dealing characters can be taken off the streets in due time.
One thing for everyone to remember: It takes just one time to f@$k your life up and make you addicted, sick, incarcerated, or dead. If you want to escape your reality, please watch a movie or read a book.
There is no high worth the devastation that drugs cause.
at 10:00:00 AM