In the late 2000s, two kinds of drugs arrived on American shores in innocuous, street-legal packaging. By 2011, these drugs had claimed dozens of lives and sent thousands more to emergency rooms all across the country. These two drugs – known colloquially as “bath salts” and “spice” – were labeled as “not for human consumption” in order to circumvent federal regulations.
Yet the drugs were marketed by word-of-mouth as “safe” and “clean.” After a few high-profile incidents, they became the target of a hyperbolic news media campaign the likes of which had not been seen since the crack epidemic of the 1980s. Suddenly, every major news outlet was shrieking about the horrible new drugs that would turn people into “face-eating zombies,” and as a result, people panicked.
There is no question that bath salts and spice are both dangerous and poorly-understood kinds of drugs; but it is how and why they are so dangerous that needs to be clearly understood so that we can best care for those whose lives are affected by them, as well as ensure that they cannot continue to harm people.
In this free eBook, you will find detailed information on the perils of these so-called “legal highs,” as well as advice and recommendations on how to select the best medically supervised treatment options. Download the eBook now to find out how to end you or a loved one’s struggle with addiction.