A Bizarre Bath Salts PSA Courtesy Of The U.S. Navy

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 3, 2013

I’m not even sure what to say about the U.S. Navy’s new PSA “Bath Salts: It’s not a fad …It’s a NIGHTMARE,” warning against the dangers of the drug, which has been growing in popularity with sailors. If they were trying to scare people, it worked … in a super low budget horror movie kind of way. The video depicts  a sailor snorting bath salts and then hallucinating that his girlfriend is a demon and punching her in the face in the bowling alley. Interesting choice. It ends with the sailor in the hospital getting treated for a bath salts overdose. Lt. George Loeffler, a Psychiatry Resident at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, closes out the PSA with information about the drug:

“When people are using bath salts, they’re not their normal selves. They’re angrier. They’re erratic. They’re violent and they’re unpredictable…. People will start seeing things that aren’t there, believing things that aren’t true … Bath salts, will not only jack up your family and your career, they’ll jack up your mind and your body too.”

I have a much deeper understanding of that string of bath salts/ flesh-eating incidents. [ABC]