Like those 90s flicks "Trainspotting" and "The Basketball Diaries," the US military is weighing in with a terrifying vision of drug use all its own.
Business Insider's Geoffrey Ingersoll passes along a "disturbing dramatization" from the Navy about the effects of the dreaded substance known as "bath salts," i.e. the stuff responsible for inspiring so-called "zombie" attacks last year. In lieu of sufficiently reliable in-house tests to detect use of the drug among Navy personnel, the state is hoping the video, dubbed "BATH SALTS: It's not a fad...it's a nightmare," will discourage folks from experimenting with the powder in the first place.
Depicting the downward spiral of reckless, paranoid behavior on the part of a bath salt user from a first-person perspective, the public service announcement includes words of warning from an expert in psychiatry at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego.
"When people are using bath salts, they're not their normal selves," claims Lt. George Loeffler. "People will start seeing things that aren't there, believing things that aren't true."
I watched video and commend the effort however I feel, like most anti drug messages,r based on what one has heard and rarely from true experience.perhaps that's why the message isn't REALLY heard. It's to far fetched.the truth of a legitimate experience ,whether it be ones self or a loved ones drug use..that's scary enough .i guess getting to opinion of video....way wrong.a handful of ppl I once called friends got taken over by bath salts and the video is way off.like most speed.ive learned as an outsider looking in..it consumes their entire being....no time for sleep or food or hygiene ..after a week plus of that anyone would feel crazy and look like a filthy zombie..it's very sad.
I don't know if it will help many but if it helps one it does help many. Our community recently dealt with a young man having to take a golf club and beat his best friend to unconsciousness to stop him from attacking his mother and girlfriend. The man who used the bath salts spent over a month in the hosp. and received permanent brain damage. He was slightly retarded before and bath salts has been baned locally for over a year, no on even knows where or how he got the sh}|.
How many people wanted to try drugs after watching cheech and chong, fear and loathing in los vegas, and basketball dairies? The more people know what drugs do the more some people are going to want to try them.
Well, I'm convinced not to snort the damned stuff, but then I'm not a young sailor who is immortal and willing to try just about anything to catch a buzz. I did get a laugh when the roommate turned into a monster. That was cool. It might just have the opposite effect that the Navy was hoping for among young people who play zombie apocalypse video games in between watching slasher movies.
As the educational petty officer for a regional Navy hospital in the 1970s I ran anti-drug films at dozens of mandatory staff meetings. I remember lots of audience snickering about joint rolling techniques in the movies.:-)
But even earlier, Reefer Madness in the 1920s made no noticeable difference.
Do you check under the bed for liberals every night? Come on now Neo, there was no "liberal" in this film. I don't know a thing about "bath salt abuse" and neither do you. So let's go on a tirade on this one.
This Educational film released by the U.S Navy seemed, rather cheaply made. Also, the Officer explaining the effect's of this drug seemed as if he was high on some other drug. Though I agree that the use of Bath salt's is not a very good drug. And I wouldn't suggest it's use, but people who are into using drug's are going to try it. Especially if there are no test "i.e" Urine or blood that can detect it. And that is the key to stop military personnel from using this drug. But overall this is a lousy film with a lousy title that i believe the officer in charge of making this Film used the allowed budget to Buy and use his own preferred drug.
I wonder which SSRI that navy guy was on. Notice he kept spitting his tongue in and out. In fact, almost all these commetators and newsreaders keep doing that. Is the entire news corp on anti-depressants?