Things change over time, and so do the addictive substances and drugs. Bath salt abuse is reaching unprecedented levels, and the results are quite ugly. With sores all over the body, deep sunken eyes, dehydration, and hallucinations, the victims of bath salts look like they are just a step away from the grave. Sadly, many have already experienced the same fate. To be clear, let’s just list some of the negative consequences of using this drug; they include liver failure, kidney failure, respiratory failure, renal failure, aggression, agitation, paranoia, and psychosis. These are a few of the devastating effects of bath salts. And the worst part is that when a person starts using bath salts, even alongside the devastating effects, they somehow crave more and more of the substance.
Addiction to bath salts
Addiction to bath salts occurs often, and it is even prominent after consuming it the first time. It is not a drug that you use for days or weeks, or months before crossing the line; the line is actually at the gate. Once you try it, you may not be able to stop. And there is no known treatment to counteract the drug and neutralize it because the formula isn’t really a definitive formula. Many people mix bath salt with different other drugs to supplement the effect. In an effort to avoid crossing the legal line, the U.S. government has drawn to stop the distribution of bath salts while at the same time, street manufacturers keep changing the formula. Unfortunately, the damage didn’t change with the formula change. Some doctors go as far as to claim that bath salts are one the worst drugs they’ve ever encountered!
Because it was legal in all states, it was often available at head shops, gas stations, and convenience stores. Sales pitches to store owners were convincing; many shop owners were told it helped withdrawal from other drugs, like speed, and it wasn’t addicting. Clearly, the vendors were selling a bridge to willing buyers, who then shared the misinformation with their customers.
Stores have been forced out of business because they sold this misleading drug. And while this author certainly doesn’t condone or support the sale or use of dangerous or mind-altering substances, the owners of a business take certain risks and are entitled to their just rewards. However, when they make a profit with the knowledge that what they sell is harmful to the consumers who buy it, then they’ve chosen to give up those rights.
They have the ability and right to cease sales of harmful products and can generally return unsold items for cash or credit, so when they continue selling in spite of the dangers they present to the public, the public has the right to demand the demise of their operation.
The easy way would be to stop patronizing the store. Since people who patronize the store are the ones who want the product, then that won’t work, so the government has to do what it can to help its citizens. Coming from one who is not in favor of governmental intervention, this is definitely a serious statement.