Bath Salts: It's Not a Fad, It's a Nightmare is a short, informative film, which was produced by the US Navy, in order to try to put an end to the use of the controversial drug by individuals in the military.
The film starts with a first-person dramatisation, depicting a young man, receiving a package he ordered online, containing white powder, which he promptly snorts. The man soon leaves the house, and vomits along the way to meeting his girlfriend at a bowling alley, where the somewhat disturbing and horrifying hallucinations begin.
The man's sweet and loving girlfriend begins to morph into a foul-mouthed demon, which he promptly punches in the face, he then runs home, where his flat mate also transforms into a demon and the man ends up in hospital fighting for his life! Then a man by the name of LT George H. Loeffler, who is a Psychiatry Resident, for the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, explains in great detail about what Bath Salts are, how its "victims" ingest it and the terrifying risks one takes whenever they take the horrendous substance.
Some of the absolutely terrible risks include paranoid delusions, irrational thinking, terrifying hallucinations and immense aggression and strength, which can effect any individual for a very long time, even after the intoxication has gone, sometimes for days, weeks, months or even years!
Bath Salts are thought to have first been created several years ago in Europe and sold online throughout the entire world. Today users can purchase variations of the drug from just about everywhere, apart from being almost too easy to purchase online and from drug dealers, these deadly and unpredictable drug variations can also be found at convenience stores, drug-paraphernalia shops and even adult stores in packets with names such as "Vanilla Sky", "Ivory Wave", "Scarface" and "Blue Magic", amongst other things.
In recent years, the world has seen more and more hospitalisations and treatments due to psychotic episodes, which have been directly linked to usage of the synthetic drug, which is often marketed as a "legal high" because of its evasion to current standard drug tests. The media had also made light of Bath Salts time and time again, with reports of "zombies"; people, who have had such extreme reactions to the drug, that they have been able to rip through other people's flesh, using nothing but their bare hands and teeth!
The U.S. military hasn't been immune to these terrible drugs either. Three years ago, a group of Navy medical officials in San Diego had noticed a handful of cases where sailors and marines had used Spice; a synthetic substitute for marijuana, or bath salts, suffering similar episodes and physical troubles such as poor breathing and rapid heart rate.
To quote LT George H. Loeffler " Bath Salts not only will jack up your family and your career, it will jack up your mind and your body too… Ultimately, people are jacking up their brains with what they are doing." There are currently no proven treatments for people abusing Bath Salts.
Bath Salts: It's Not a Fad, It's a Nightmare is not rated, but a recommended rating of M is advised, as this film depicts mild violence, horror, drug references and drug use.