Dr Oz did a segment called The Deadly New Drug Craze You Don’t Know Your Kids Are Doing. Have you heard about Bath Salts? Doctor Oz said that you can buy Bath Salts legally at gas stations and convenience stores around the country – and with a name as innocent sounding as Bath Salts, your teen may think it is fairly harmless. But Bath Salts are highly hallucinogenic and can be deadly. Bath Salts are made up of MDPV and are injected, snorted or swallowed, which leads to convulsions and psychotic episodes. Poison Control Centers and Emergency Rooms around the country are seeing and hearing more and more about this new drug craze.
Dr Oz: Bath Salts Over-The-Counter
Dr Oz went into a tobacco store in New York City to see how easy it would be to get Bath Salts. He walked away with two packets for $80. One packet was disguised as plant food and called Bonsai Grow. On the package it says “Energy For Your Plants. Garden Plant Food. Instructions: empty contents into 16 oz water. Water plant 3 times a week. Do not sell to minors. Not for human.” The first thing that struck me is that the package would say something like it should not be sold to minors – if it was really a plant food, then why wouldn’t a minor be allowed to buy it? And who would spend $40 on a tiny packet of plant food? Plus the sentence “Not for human” is not even proper English, which makes me wonder where these Bath Salts are even being manufactured. The second packet of Bath Salts that Doctor Oz purchased was called Lovey Dovey Bath Salt Gels and it also said on the package “not for human consumption.”
Dr Oz: Bath Salts & Poison Control Center
Dr Oz said he is outraged that these drugs are being sold over-the-counter to our teens. Mark Ryan, Pharm D – the director of the Louisiana Poison Control, said that in his 19 years of experience, he has never seen a drug like this that is ravaging our nation. People buy these Bath Salts for a euphoric effect, but the end up having a horrible trip that they do not like. And we do not know if these effects will be permanent or not.
Dr Oz asked how can it be so easy to get these Bath Salts? Mark Ryan said that these are not controlled by federal drug law because they claim to be Bath Salts, even though they were never intended to be put in bath water.
Dr Oz: Bath Salt Names & Brands
Dr Oz listed the following Bath Salt Names that we should all be aware of. Please send this article to all of your friends and family so that we can make sure that nobody has any of these in their homes: Arctic Blast, Bayou Ivory Flower, Bloom, Blue Magic, Blue Silk, Bolivian Bath, Bonsai Winter Boost, C Original, Cloud 10, Cloud 10 Ultra, Cloud 9, Cotton Cloud, Dynamite Dynamite Plus, Energizing Aromatherapy Powder, Euphoria, Gold Rush, Hurricane Charlie, Ivory Fresh, Ivory Wave, Ivory Wave Ultra, Lady Bubbles, Lunar Wave, Mr. Nice Guy, Mystic, Ocean Snow, Pure White, Red Dove, Route 69, Scarface, Snow Day, Snow Leopard, Tranquility, Vanilla Sky, White China, White Dove, White Girls, White Horse, White Knight, White Lightning, White Rush, Wicked X, Wicked XX, Zoom, Serenity Now, Bonsai Grow, Lovey Dovey and Aura.
Doctor Oz asked Mark Ryan what makes these Bath Salts so deadly? He said that the drugs are so easy to get, and patients who are not novice drug users go to the ER because they end up seeing things like demons, monsters and aliens. People end up with guns and barricading themselves in the attic to keep away these demons. And this paranoia can go on for days and days after just one time of using Bath Salts. The results may be permanent and there are people in the long-term psychiatric department from these drugs.
Dr Oz: Cloud 9 Bath Salts & Dickie Sanders
Dr Richard Sanders and Dr Julie Sanders lost their son Dickie Sanders to Cloud 9 Bath Salts this past November. Dickie called his father one night in November and said he snorted Cloud 9 Bath Salts and felt fearful and just wanted it out of his system. His father assumed that it should not be so bad since he bought it at a convenience store. For 2 days, Dickie was on an emotional roller-coaster that he just couldn’t handle with panic, anxiety and paranoia attacks. One evening he thought there were many police cars outside, but his father checked and said there was nothing, so Dickie took a knife and slit his own throat. His father rushed him to the ER where his step-mom works, and they did CT scans of his brain and drug tests and everything came back as normal. He received stitches on his neck and went home on a Suicide Watch for the night. Dickie and his father went to sleep (in the same bed so that he could watch his son), but when Richard Sanders woke up he found his son lying on the floor. Dickie had shot himself in the head.
Dr Oz: Bath Salts & MDPV
Dr Oz asked Dickie’s parents how they get through every day? Richard Sanders said that he has lived in numbness over the past 13 weeks since his son’s death. They want the general public to know that Bath Salts are dangerous, even though there is a presumed innocence in something being sold Over-The-Counter. Julie Sanders said that she wants every parent to be aware that Bath Salts are available to their sons and daughters, so we must educate our children. Talk to your kids about Bath Salts and how dangerous they are.
Doctor Oz sent a sample of Cloud 9 Bath Salts to a toxicology lab and they found that it was 90% made of MDPV, which is the addictive chemical that is responsible for the horrible effects everyone is describing. Dr Oz contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration, and this is a quote from what they replied: “because it’s not illegal yet per the federal government, people falsely assume that it must be safe, and nothing could be further from the truth. This is a chemical of concern, and we’re taking aggressive steps to determine whether or not it can be controlled.”
Dr Oz: How To Help Ban Bath Salts
Dr Oz said that Bath Salts have already been banned in other countries, so how infuriating is it that our country has not caught up to speed yet? If we all write to our state legislators, congressmen and senators, we can get it banned in our state and our country as a whole. Mark Ryan said that in his state, from the first report of Bath Salts it only took 100 days until it was banned. So lets make some noise! Go here to write a letter to your representative to protect our kids and to get Bath Salts Banned!