Over the last few days, the United States has been roaming about the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. It all started with the face-eater attack in Miami, but more gruesome reports have surfaced since then. Cannibalism might be rare and away from public eye, but it still happens in the United States of 2012. Apparently bath salts are behind the zombie apocalypse. The Congress has already passed a law that will ban bath salts.
Bath salts are a type of illegal designer street drugs that gives the user intense highs, violent hallucinations and in some cases even death. The feds have been trying for years now to put an end to the bath salts deal, but so far they haven’t been having much success. According to some sources, the attacker that generated the Miami zombie apocalypse headlines was high on bath salts.
The 31-year-old man was found naked and eating the face of a 65-year-old in an alley in Miami. The attacker, Rudy Eugene, was shot down by the police after refusing to stop. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) also has reports of people high on bath salts believing they live in the walls of their home and of a young man slitting his throat believing the police was after him
Rick Geller, the California Poison Control Center director, warns that the chemicals in bath salts “cause extremely violent behavior like PCP, they cause vivid hallucinations like LSD, they can cause superhuman strength like PCP and amphetamines and…acute psychotic break”. Basically, “the people who use bath salts are getting far more toxic effects than from any other street drug”.
Mark Ryan, director of Louisiana Poison Center, explains that “the psychosis seen in some users is truly remarkable, in a very scary way. People high on these drugs have done some bizarre things to themselves and hurt others around them”.
As of last fall, the active ingredients in bath salts and the drug itself were banned by DEA. However even if mephedrone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone and methylone were banned, drug designers replaced them with slightly modified substances. In the end, that only made things worse as the drug was artificially changed, without much health concern.
The problem is that bath salts are quite easily accessible. You find them at convenience stores, gas stations, not to mention the specialized head shops and the countless online shops.