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So that's what they mean by 'bath salts'

We are not talking about your mom's "Calgon, take me away." Natasha Vargas-Cooper's new story in Spin Magazine is a really good primer on
Containers of the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts."
Containers of the synthetic drugs known as "bath salts."

We are not talking about your mom's "Calgon, take me away." Natasha Vargas-Cooper's new story in Spin Magazine is a really good primer on the synthetic drug called "bath salts." My favorite part (and by favorite, I mean the part that terrified me):

"Starting in late 2010, an influx of violent, irrational, self-destructive users began to congest hospital ERs throughout the States. A 19-year-old West Virginia man claimed he was high on bath salts when he stabbed his neighbor's pygmy goat while wearing women's underwear; a Mississippi man skinned himself alive while under the influence. Users staggered in, or were carried in, consumed by extreme panic, tachycardia, deep paranoia, and heart-attack symptoms. (Perhaps the most infamous incident tied to bath salts is Rudy Eugene's horrific face-eating attack in Miami in May, although conclusive toxicology reports have yet to be released; still, the fact that this feels like the closest thing to a credible explanation for chewing a homeless man's head for 18 minutes speaks volumes about the drug's reputation.) "

Just read it... and weep.