ABC wants to know if you or anyone you know is addicted to bath salts. No. Really. It’s a real thing.
When Neil Brown got high on dangerous chemicals sold as bath salts, he took his skinning knife and slit his face and stomach repeatedly. Brown survived, but authorities say others haven’t been so lucky after snorting, injecting or smoking powders with such innocuous-sounding names as Ivory Wave, Red Dove and Vanilla Sky…
In Brown’s case, he said he had tried every drug from heroin to crack and was so shaken by terrifying hallucinations that he wrote one Mississippi paper urging people to stay away from the advertised bath salts.
“I couldn’t tell you why I did it,” Brown said, pointing to his scars. “The psychological effects are still there.”
I think the most interesting part of this article is the idea of someone who owns a skinning knife strolling into a Bath and Body Works saying “fetch me a Vanilla Sky!” I think this is viral marketing from Lush, and I think it’s brilliant. Sorry. I guess that was insensitive. Kids, just say no to bath products.