Bath Salts: The Deadly Facts
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Running Time: 19 Minutes
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Bath salts are the newest drug scourge to hit the US. They are currently available online, in gas stations and convenience stores across the nation. In the first few months of 2011, poison control centers nationwide reported a record-breaking increase in ER visits related to bath salts. This timely program gives viewers the hardcore truth about this highly addictive substance which causes intense paranoia, psychosis and suicidal thoughts. A drug abuse expert who treats young people in the grips of bath salt addiction speaks bluntly about this methamphetamine-like drug. The gut-wrenching story of Jarrod Moody, a young man who took his own life after a binge on bath salts caused him to spiral out of control, makes a powerful case against experimenting with bath salts.
video, plus teacher’s resource book, student handouts and pre/post tests in digital format. DVD contains Spanish subtitles.
Bronze Telly Award
Columbus International Film & Video Festival: Honorable Mention
Paranoia, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts are not usually associated with bath salts, unless you know that bath salts are the “newest drug scourge” and an inexpensive way to get high. Legally sold in stores and over the Internet with such names as Blossom, Ivory, Bliss, and Ocean, the methamphetamine-like drug is extremely lethal. Because the ingredients in bath salts have not been tested on humans, the effects of the drug are unknown. Interviews with drug counselors, a narcotics officer, teens, and a former user present information and opinions about this “legal” substance. Blurred images flashed in a frantic pace mix with interview segments to mimic the effects of the drug. The program concludes with the heartbreaking story of a couple whose son committed suicide shortly after bingeing on bath salts. This short, informative program is a worthy addition to the curriculum. Includes a teachers’ resource guide, student handouts, and tests in digital format.
- Debra McLeod