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Karaki 1 Lara Karaki Emily Wendt English 111 14/October/14 New Zombie Drug: Bath Salts Pale skin, bags under their eyes, incoherent mumbles, and uncontrollable panic attacks is what a person looks like when high on bath salts. When users are intoxicated off of the drug they experience extreme paranoia, intense hallucinations, and dangerously high body temperatures as a result of snorting, injecting, or smoking bath salts. When high off the drug, users have more strength than usual, and they do not feel pain whatsoever. Someone high off the drug can break their hand without feeling a thing. Americans have discovered that using concentrated bath salts as a drug gets them extremely high. Users of bath salts are in an uncontrollable psychotic state when under the influence of the drug. Bath Salts are also known as methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MPDV), which is the scientific name for concentrated bath salts (Marder). It is usually brown or white powder that is marketed as a household product like plant food, phone screen cleaner, and jewelry cleaner. Packages of concentrated bath salts are labeled “not for human consumption.” Concentrated bath salts can be purchased online or in convenience stores. Some popular bath salt brands are “Ivory Wave,” “Bloom,” “Cloud Nine,” “Lunar Wave,” “Vanilla Sky,” “White Lightning,” and “Scarface”; there are also a variety of flavors (“Drug Facts”). Africa is famous for growing the khat leaf, this leaf causes an extremely high feeling. The cathinone is extracted from the leaf and stimulants are added like MPDV or mephedrone and Karaki 2 methylone, MPDV cathinone is put bath salts drugs to make them highly addictive and effective to users (Mohan). MPDV, like many other stimulants, affects three of the major neurotransmitters in the brain: dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin. Molecules of the drug attach themselves to

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