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Who Needs Meth When You Have Bath Salts?

Last week I wrote a post on vodka eyeballing, a really stupid way to get drunk. I figured that would be my only entry on “alternative” methods of getting high. But then I read about the bath salts and I just couldn’t ignore it.

Some really desperate people have resorted to riding the “Ivory Wave” which is snorting, smoking, or injecting bath salts. This means you can take those lavender-scented crystals your girlfriend uses when she’s PMS-ing and get a meth-like high. WTF??

Look, people, stop treating your local Bath & Body Works like a crack-house. If you want to do drugs, then do some drugs! Shooting vodka into your eye or snorting “eucalyptus breeze” is not only pathetic, but a total cop-out. Yeah, you’ll never get arrested tripping off of bath salts, but isn’t the danger element part of the whole allure of getting high to begin with?

All I’m saying is I know the economy sucks, but can you just go back to snorting coke?

Thank you.

UPDATE: Hey nerdists,

Some of you are expressing concern that I am misrepresenting how people get high on bath salts. I never thought I’d ever be at the
center of a debate about something like this (I hope you’re proud, mom & dad!), but here I am. First of all, I am NOT a chemist. I interpreted the Washington Post article as the two chemicals mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone were derived from your mama’s generic bath salts. It was presented this way in other articles when I did more research.

Sorry for the confusion. At the end of the day, I aim to entertain here and not encourage ANYONE to snort name brand bath salts nor back alley bath salts. xo, anjeanette

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  • the misconception about bath salts are as just this. Bath salts are a street name for pure mephedrone that comes as a pure white crystalline powder from your local smoke shop. Its not the bath salts for your relaxation time. The street name is made to do exactly what its already done and that is misguide your into the wrong direction. I mean really, snorting real bath salts for your bath. LOL The crystals resemble bath salts so thats why they call them that. Nothing in anyway to do with bath tube bath salts :/

  • Wow you’re an ignorant fool maybe you should do some research on what you are writing about before you mislead people. Another thing is before you call people losers and blame their parents for bringing up a druggie you should consider people may be educated about things such as bath salts without using them jerkoff maybe thats the problem you’re on bath salts die ass clown!!

  • Wow, are they’re still ways to get bath salts that affect you more like ecstasy and not like meth? anyone know? I’m pretty sure the last “sass” I got was bath salts now that I’ve done some research. I see all the websites selling the shit, but don’t know which one is most like MDMA that I should try next.

    And I’m a harm reduction type person. I also am graduating with a masters this semester, use drugs all the time, and give a big middle finger to those who protest others doing what they want to their bodies. Fuck off – if I OD, it was my fault, but I’m not an idiot so I won’t.

  • I agree with Chris.

    It’s the user, not the drug that does damage. If they are on a suicide mission and want a good ride to hell, any drug is fair game. Nothing can divert their course to total self-annihilation. Now is that Darwinism or just a very logical good idea. My opinion is free thinkers will die borne out of drug induced necessity – Bible Bashers, politicians and very stupid people will remain to spread All wallowing in their self-righteous pomposity without the benefit of drugs.

    Depressing to see the God Squad on here, poisoning the minds of the perverted with messages of salvation.

  • First of all, for those who knock alternate experiences- it’s obvious that you have no experience with it.

    I have done my fair share of “bath salts,” ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana, uppers, downers, alchohol, etc.

    Chronic addiction is a problem- but I argue that it’s the user, not the drug(excluding heroin and drugs that create physical dependency). I have an iq of 140, hold a steady job, and graduated school with a 3.96.

    I don’t use often- but I can honestly say there is no experience that can match the experiences I have had on various drugs.

    It’s a choice each person should be allowed to make freely.

  • WHY DONT YOU ALL YOU SALT FOR BRAINS…DRINK PREMIUM UNLEADED GASOLINE..THATS THE ULTIMATE HIGH…AND THEN PUT THE FLAME OF A BIC LIGHTER IN YOUR NOSTRILS….INHALE….WOW…THATS THE ULTIMATE RUSH…BATH SALTS AINT SHIT…TRY IT..AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK

  • 1 type bath salt is for bathes and remedies use topical solutions which are usually scented. The other type is a cocktail of dangerous chemicals similar to meth. These meth bath salts sold in most tobbaco, and pipe/bong shops. They usually sell you a little baggie (about 1 gram/1 spoonful) for $20 – $25. The scented ones you can buy a big jug for $8.00 at walmart. See the difference.

  • Wowwww you people are stupid, and funny as fuck.

    You don’t seriously believe that what we take are -actual- bath salts, do you?

    I suppose you think the research chemical pellets we take are -actually- “plant feeders” to feed our plants, too!

    Don’t believe what’s on the label. They label it as bath salts to get around grey area laws. If they classified it as a product for human consumption they’d be hit with a thousand different statutes and would have to pass all sorts of tests.

    Nope. Package the research chemicals as “plant feeder”, “bath salts” etc and those who enjoy research chemicals will know what they are.

    While idiots like you are running around going “OMG people are snorting actual plant feed pellets and bath salts?! z0mg wow I’m out of touch!”

    xD

  • Comment/question. aside from all the wacky paranoid stuff, wouldn’t doing bath salts make you bloat up like a dead cow in the middle of a hot Texas afternoon?
    Im pretty sure that one of the first signs of too much salt intake is your ankles and feet start to swell up. A sign that you are retaining water trying to flush the excess salt out of your body.
    Anyone agree or disagree?

  • I’ve only recently heard of this, pretty crazy stuff! Some of the things I’ve read are pretty scary, and I used to be an avid drug user including methamphetamines. I’m with you, go find a drug dealer and do the real stuff; it’s not that hard to find a tweaker, not like they just blend in. got to Wal-Mart in the middle of the night and you should be in luck, a caveat; tweakers are a little paranoid so use extreme tact when approaching.

  • Lmao @ a bunch of morons actually defending bath salts. Regardless of what you may think or say only a total idiot would defend the reasoning or decision to take bath salts. Grow up, douchebags. Do drugs if you want (hopefully you’ll OD and the species will get stronger) but try to be self-aware: there’s nothing adult or intelligent about what you’re doing, stop defending it, you just sound like every annoying potser that talks about nothing but marijuana decriminalization. Stop sucking at life.

  • people that rely on drugs for happiness are stupid. if I had it my way I’d rid of all the stupid Synthetic Bath Salt. bars of soap is good enough to clean your ass. people only make these products to make money. it’s all greed. a bar of soap can clean just as well. STOP DOING DRUGS. do you want these drugged zombies all over the world?! if so you best be getting a shot gun. because it took five bullets to kill Rudy Eugene and he would not stop the attack until he was dead. so it causes super human and fucked up “Zombies” basically. I don’t know what else to call a person that does something so insane. lay off the drugs.

  • Regular bath salts do not contain dangerous chemicals, the ones that are illegal narcotics are just labeled “bath salts” but it’s really just drugs in a bottle

  • Please dont do any drugs give your life to jesus not satan jesus will help you he loves you all drugs is doing is filling a void in your life choose jesus true happines

  • Some guy got high off of bath salts and ended up stripping naked and chewing off some hobo’s face. Not only that a guy decided to get high off of bath salts which resulted to him eating his roomate’s heart and parts of his brain. And a mother got high off of bathsalts and ate her three year old son’s brain and three of his toes. Want to get high of that shit now?

  • when i was on salts i also heard voices and actually talked backed until i realized no one was there but i even then they were so real and i really thought i was talking to someone that i just couldn’t see. these drugs made me crazy and i most definitely lost my mind. it was hard to get away but i had no choice. i did nothing but sleep for almost two weeks after i came off the drug and couldn’t eat anything without getting sick. it honestly breaks my heart to see these comments of people saying they do it all the time and are not effected like i was. but i know for a fact that they are going through the same thing and don’t even realize it yet. one day when you finally come all the way down and are off of the drug for a period of time you will see the mistakes you made and that the things you did and said were wrong and hurtful to everyone who saw you. you will realize that you broke your parents’ hearts and put them through hell while watching you come close to your death. when you lose weight and look sick like someone on bath salts does it breaks your family and friends’ hearts. it is a horrible thing to do and see someone do. please help yourself now before you end up like the multiple people who have died from this drug. it is no joke.

  • (karissa on March 4, 2012 at 12:10 am said:
    my man was picked up with bath salts in his system in PA. . . just trying to stick him with dui charges.. he is prescribed suboxone as well… can they get him with that too? will it show in his system at that?)

    Guess what Karissa, Sooner,.. probably then later, The CORONER will answer your questions.

    And SWEEP26 ,…I LOVE YOUR COMMENT

  • Grown people helping this world to go to drugs….
    And I have to deal with your children…I will tell you what…not too many people will go into this profession anymore….but as a druggy parent…you don’t care…WTF…

    • Fuck u I don’t sell it do it or knw u or ur fucked up kids so fuck u bitch don’t say shit to me u don’t knw me I tried tht shit a few times like a year ago and I’m at work and getting emails so fuck u fuck off and goto hell trying to say shit to me tell ur druggy kids to stop don’t tell me maybe if u spent as much time worring bout ur kid insted of me they stop u stupid cunt don’t msg me bac jst leave me the fuck alone I don’t iknw u bitch

  • Aug. 16, 2011 — Mephedrone, a key ingredient in the designer-drug mix sold as “bath salts” or as other substances, induces methamphetamine-like cravings in rats.

    But mephedrone isn’t exactly like meth, cocaine, ecstasy (MDMA), or other new designer drugs, according to rat studies led by pharmacologist Annette E. Fleckenstein, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Utah.

    It has its own unique combination of effects and toxicities:
    Like meth but unlike ecstasy, rats quickly develop a craving for mephedrone and will keep pressing a lever in order to get more.
    Like meth, mephedrone increases brain levels of dopamine.
    Like ecstasy, mephedrone increases brain levels of serotonin.
    Like ecstasy, repeat doses of mephedrone damages the brain’s ability to respond to serotonin (although human users of bath salts frequently binge, while ecstasy users usually don’t).
    Like both ecstasy and meth, mephedrone causes the body to overheat.

    “Mephedrone is a unique psychostimulant of abuse that shares pharmacological properties similar to, and yet distinct from, both meth and MDMA,” Fleckenstein and colleagues conclude. “Its ability to cause subjective effects resembling MDMA reportedly likely contributes to its abuse. However, its ability to cause dopamine release greater than MDMA may be particularly problematic in that, in comparison to MDMA, this drug hay have enhanced abuse liability more resembling dopamine-releasing agents such as meth.”

    Bath Salts, Plant Food, Decorative Sand, and Toy Cleaner

    Mephedrone is sold as “bath salts” or as other innocuous products in an effort to sidestep drug laws, DEA Special Agent Gary Boggs tells WebMD.

    “In order to escape law enforcement scrutiny, products are labeled ‘not for human consumption,’ but they know full well it is intended for that,” Boggs says. “The federal analog statutes let us prosecute someone selling a specific analog of a controlled substance, but it has to be similar — chemically similar and pharmacologically similar — and intended for human consumption. … So the veiled attempt is to put these things on the market as something they are not.”

    In addition to being called bath salts, mephedrone has also been sold as plant food, decorative sand, and even as toy cleaner. It goes by a variety of brand names. Two very popular ones are Ivory Wave and Vanilla Sky; others include Purple Wave, Red Dove, Blue Silk, Zoom, Bloom, Cloud Nine, Ocean Snow, Lunar Wave, White Lightning, Scarface, and Hurricane Charlie.

    Mephedrone has never been approved for human consumption — hence the initial studies in rats — nor are these illicit products made under the kind of good manufacturing practices necessary for legal drugs, supplements, and foods.

    Mephedrone is a so-called designer drug. It’s a man-made derivative of the psychostimulant cathinone, which comes from the plant called khat.

    Bath salts and similar substances are a growing problem. As of July 31, U.S. poison control centers had received 4,137 calls about bath salt “exposures.” In all of 2010, there were only 303 such calls.

  • It WILL Show in your system even it a piss test! You will piss dirty for METH from snorting bath salts and it CAN kill you! It causes an highly increase heart rate and blood pressure sending you into cardiac arrest!

  • Research many of these and what they do and you will find they were synthesized decades ago, and many of them are still used (under script names) for things such as depression, weight loss, ADD, narcolepsy, etc. The danger is ingesting something that you have no real knowledge of. Plus every drug affects everyone differently. For instance, things like a person’s allergies, tolerance threshold, the meds they might take , and many other factors have to be taken into consideration, as hospital bills are high. If you’re considering research chemicals it can never hurt to run it by your doctor as by law (Dr. patient confidentiality) he can’t and won’t snitch. If your committed to try something anyway, AT LEAST test only about 4-8 mg in case of adverse effects. Be aware of your bp and heart rate. For god’s sake be careful! Hospital bills are high, and I thing you know the serious prices there can be to pay. Not including the funeral bill.

  • id like to see u stuff some of the shit up ya nose before talkin shit

    peeps dont realize this is some off tha got dam chain strength killer ‘DOPE’

    take advatage while ya can fellow lowlifes cause it aint gonna be legal 2 much longer cause nosy-ass police and old-ass burnout politicians who dont know shit will be out of pocket from lack of busts

    pig

  • @cx Yes we know, you trailer cow. That guy was talking to the lady from bath and body who sells a product of the same general title. And it’s not basically meth. A stimulant, yes. But meth is far more addictive, far longer duration, damages neurotransmitters, makes your teeth fall out, and actually does kill a lot of people. The ‘bath salts’ also can poison people, but only the very dumbest of the few, who take a ridiculous amount all at once. Or, as I call it: the gene pool’s ‘Darwin Effect’.

  • Its not bath salts from fuckin Bath and body works its form smoke shops and it isn’t actually meant for a bath. It’s being sold that way so that it can be sold in general. The substance is basically meth.

  • This was the most misinformed article on this subject I have yet come across. To the author, the bath salts from the store are scented epsom salts. That is not what they are referring to with this new bath salt craze. You should research more before writing such ridiculous things.

  • They should keep the salts ect legal, even though they can be dangerous; because although it can be dangerous if an idiot gets ahold of it and uses a ridiculous amount, it is still safer than coke or meth especially, and every time someone buys bath salts instead they are giving their money to a regular business rather than funding a cartel. There would be OD cases, but probably a lot less than you get now with crack and meth (and aspirin and tylenol)

  • Wow, hearing these stories tell me one thing. I hope all of you die of an OD. your won’t understand it until you take the drug, my ass!! it takes a dumbass depressed psycho-path to stoop that low. you all disgust me, i hope you end up in jail. how dumb are people? it wouldn’t surprise me if any of the girls here are also pregnant at age 16. fucking douchebags. get a life, play a sport and stop doing drugs. jerk offs.

  • The “bath salts” discussed for this article were purposefully manufactured to be a synthetic drug like meth. My company which manufactures real bath salt made from sea salt (like those found in most bath & body products) do not contain ANY chemicals (that I am aware of) that would get you high… if regular/real bath salt got people high, it would be a miracle. Sea salt, fragrance and color (maybe some shelf-life preservatives/UV stabilizers) are the basic ingredients. That’s all…use them to take a bath with only (duh)

  • Bath Salts are not like people say.They call them Bath salts because that’s the legal loophole to sell them and any other disguised products,Incense,Watch Cleaner,Bath Salt…..Oh and the ROLE-X atch cleaner used to be bk-mdma or methylone it’s now Butylone or Bk mdbd which is identical to MDMA except for one molecule..none of these products weren’t invented as a bath salt.Thee main chemical in the coke like ones is mephedrone or thats what used to be in it before(if) the DEA scheduled it yet.otherwise its flephedrone or something that has CNS qualities.Any of the herbal incense aren’t going to harm you either the active ingredient in those are simply manmade canabanoids.Synthetic pot…They extract 56 different cannabanoids in marijuana and a handful have been made into an oil based powder that you’re supposed to vaporise in which triggers your CB1 and cB2 receptors.Research chemicals are the proper name and if you do research wehat you’re doing before ingestng,snorting,etc youll be fine…..Most come as 500mg and most chemicals get you high around 20-100mg pending on the drug so be careful

  • I think all of yall that do that stupid shit are a waste of life… how fucking stupid do you have to be or how desperate to get high on bath salts wow dumb shits.

  • Ok,, my boyfriend does bath salt, and it scares me because i dont want him to die. Is it really bad for you where you can die? He has been doing it for like 2 months now and im super scared. HELP ME!

  • Chris…
    Wat was this all about?

    “I was force into three hospital and two different hospitals did have a fucking clue what i was on or how I was sleeping but after an 8 day stretch sleeping was easy and my piss came up clean consistently…I surree miss PV it was the shit”

  • my man was picked up with bath salts in his system in PA. . . just trying to stick him with dui charges.. he is prescribed suboxone as well… can they get him with that too? will it show in his system at that?

    • Karissa,
      Thats about all they may be able to give and question…where he get the PV from bath salts are nationally legal and the Chem in them…I haven’t been able to get mdpv since November…although the replacement are weaker I do like them, a-pvp and zz-01(pentreedrone) and they are testing more currently…but nothing the price of PV since last summer when the talk of illegalization start since then I was getting pure mdpv at 10grams a clip for 100 including shipping,, the very last bag I got 20g for like 140 with shipping and keep in mind I could do all day everrry for about a months straight on ten…and I’d be extremely surprised if it showed because no one has test for it…I passed a hoemme drug test while high and sniffing a line while pissing…and Long story short I was going to leave for hippy hill in Tennessee for a week and not tell anyone to get away from my shitty life and a day before departure I was force into three hospital and two different hospitals did have a fucking clue what i was on or how I was sleeping but after an 8 day stretch sleeping was easy and my piss came up clean consistently…I surree miss PV it was the shit

    • Karrissa,
      Thats about all they may be able to give and question…where he get the PV from bath salts are nationally legal and the Chem in them…I haven’t been able to get mdpv since November…although the replacement are weaker I do like them, a-pvp and zz-01(pentreedrone) and they are testing more currently…but nothing the price of PV since last summer when the talk of illegalization start since then I was getting pure mdpv at 10grams a clip for 100 including shipping,, the very last bag I got 20g for like 140 with shipping and keep in mind I could do all day everrry for about a months straight on ten…and I’d be extremely surprised if it showed because no one has test for it…I passed a hoemme drug test while high and sniffing a line while pissing…and Long story short I was going to leave for hippy hill in Tennessee for a week and not tell anyone to get away from my shitty life and a day before departure I was force into three hospital and two different hospitals did have a fucking clue what i was on or how I was sleeping but after an 8 day stretch sleeping was easy and my piss came up clean consistently…I surree miss PV it was the shit

  • OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS SYNTHETIC WEED POOR PEOPLE BATH SALTS THAT ALL CAN KILL YOU ARE ALL LEGAL while harmless marijuana with proven medical benefits that cant kill you remains illegal….ooooh that makes sence

  • Well I just got my first package of Ocean Snow in the mail w/ a free package of Lunar Wave, complimentary! How nice of AM-HI-CO. Anyway, my fiance’ and I did our first line and we love it. Don’t knock it till you try it!!

  • Bath Salts are weeks maybe even days away from being a schedule 2 arrestable offense?? Bath salts, ppl?? Things ppl take baths in???!!! Thats really desperate and sick…ive had my share of drug use (except acid and meth) but this is going too far!!! Thank God my 17 and 18 year old neices don’t get into that poison, and I spend alot of time w/them–mostly to help giude them thru a bad time and any almost “adults” life. I would reconized the signs. Especially what ive read about it….Thank the Sweet Lord they dont do it….I know making it illegal will make it more attrative but kids have got to stop. They dont reseaech before they use–so those teens have my prayers for them to be ok….what an awful “drug”.

  • Dear “J”

    I think you should be a little more forgiving of typos. Please “proofread” your post. “Supposidely” is one I quickly noticed.

    Your sentence structure is even more “retarted.”

  • I bet there’s an influx of comments here… a kid was on Intervention on A&E who was hooked on this shit. The intervention didn’t help either… the kid made it look really bad because he was all crazy hearing voices and shit. They diagnosed him w/ schitzo-something-itis… caused by the salts?

  • I never tell grown adults what to do. I have tried most synthetic legal drugs out of curiosity. Bath Salt the drug makes me sick to my stomach for two days and I can’t sleep. No fun! Had no hallucinations and don’t feel high. Yes I did get a weird anxiety (waiting for the next shoe to drop feelings) but I kept it up trying different brands and some killed my stomach and others did nothing at all. So I tried a higher dose (like an idiot) and I got double the sickness and double the anxiety and sleerssness! Done with it. The crash was painful and lasted a few weeks but I am strong and don’t want to die from it. The idea is to feel good. This SHIT did not make me feel good.
    Next, I tried all types of synthetic pot. Yes the high is just like real pot but for me it was double the paranoia every time. I tried just about every legal herb sold and it does not make me feel good. As a matter of fact I suffer no PTSD from my days as a warrior. I liked being in the Marrines and I loved blowing shit up and killing those fuckers. After the bath salts and while on the spice, well it all caved. I have real guilt depression anger basically whatever was not there before has been sheared away and I am suicidal, don’t go a night without seeing the faces of those I killed especially kids, and I am on anti depressants.
    I do smoke pot occasionally and its helping me get back to normal but it’s illegal so I can’t grow it or buy it off the street cause I don’t want a record.
    Basically the bath salts or any name they want to call it is shit and the synthetic shit. It will fuck your head.
    I say go ahead and try it all. Waste your money, and if you like it good. If not, well just read what all us folks are saying.
    Experiences are gonna diff for everyone. I will say this before you use anything. Ask yourself why? For me I just like getting high.
    Has anything traumatic ever happened in your life? Cause drugs can make it surface in the fo of hallucinations that will scar you to death.
    And are you prepared to get help if you can’t stop. Better yet are you prepared to die? Hirt yourself or someone you love. Get arrested, humiliated, I can go on and on. But when you do, have a trusted sitter who stays sober for you and can rush you to the eroom with a sample of the shit your dumb ass put in your body. I’m telling you now if you can buy it off the net, whatever it is it’s gonna be a bad bad experience.

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