My intention in writing this article is to explain the newest form of synthetic drug. It’s the “all the rage” drug of the summer. You got it kids, I’m talking about bath salts. While one often can’t go a day without hearing a “must have been on bath salts” joke, (maybe its just my small town that has the obsession, I’m not really sure), or at least the casual mention of the drug, many don’t actually know what it is, or what it does. So like the good little Vices blogger I am, I hopped on my Mac to research the drug and provide some insight for the #partyproblems-type kids, here at SU.
Now we all know that WebMD is the most legitimate site to turn to with questions about health, sex and drugs, despite the probability that “Mr. WebMD” himself will ¾ times diagnose you with some rare form of cancer. Anyway, when WebMD was asked “what are bath salts” doctor Zane Horowitz responded with this perceptive answer: “The presumption is that most bath salts are MDPV, or methylenedioxypyrovalerone, although newer pyrovalerone derivatives are being made by illegal street chemists. Nobody really knows, because there is no way to test for these substances.” So what I’m gathering is that this drug is made of anything and everything that makes people go eat-my-neighbors-face-crazy, and we don’t even have a way to test it! (Notice I say we as if I am a part of the lab chemists, brilliant doctors category, ha. It was an inclusive personal pronoun, ok?) Being unsure of what this synthetic is bad trait of bath salt part A. Part B is that, also stated on the informative WedMD site, there is no test that can detect the bath salts, and the only way to discern whether or not someone is on them is if they tell you they are. With that said, this mystery drug that makes people, homicidal, suicidal, and act as if they are the star role of a Hannibal Lecter movie, cannot be certainly described, or detected.
Main argument of this article, not only are bath salts dangerous, but more so than that, mysterious. So though they are the popular, new, “all the rage” drug, lets keep them as the one nationwide trend Syracuse University doesn’t have to adapt to. Them, and colored jeggings. So, two trends actually. You hear that, frat boys? Stick with the rufilin please, that’ll be gladly accepted at this point.