In an effort to curb those in the U.S. Navy from using bath salts–a drug the military apparently has trouble controlling among its sailors, the Navy has released a bizarre and disturbing new Public Service Announcement designed to make anyone in the military–and those at home–swear off this drug for life.
Bath Salts have been in the news as a particularly troubling drugs for the last couple of years. And the U.S. military is not immune to its lure. In fact, they have a difficult time monitoring and testing our troops because it can be hard to detect.
So the Navy decided to launch a new PSA, that, begins by saying “Bath salts…it’s not a fad. It’s a nightmare.” They then proceed on to show us exactly why: from vomiting, to punching your girlfriend in the face at the local bowling alley to nearly dying in the emergency room. It’s a terrifying look at the effects of this drug, for sure.
The video also includes a testimonial from Lt. George Loeffler, a Psychiatry Resident at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, who details exactly how to get a hold of and use this drug (maybe not a great idea) and the scary effects of it:
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 acting really weird. People will start seeing things that aren’t there, believing things that aren’t true. Some people describe people spying on them, trying to kill them and their families. Other people talk about seeing demons and things that are trying to kill them.
Take a look and tell us what you think. Is this a good use of taxpayer dollars?