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.
'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."
Via Business Insider and ABC