Flesh Eating Bacteria Resulting From Bath Salts
In recent months, the newest substance that has been introduced to the drug market is bath salts. Bath salts are a powder made of amphetamine-like chemicals, such as methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MPDV), mephedrone and pyrovalerone, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Only a few months ago these bath salts were sold legally online and in drug stores, but bath salt users usually just snorted or swallowed them. But recently, injection has become a more popular route of using the salts because, like the evolution of heroin, it delivers the high quicker and more powerfully. The DEA made bath salts illegal in September 2011, but the abuse continues with shocking new side effects of injection.
A woman in New Orleans recently wound up in the hospital after admitting to injecting bath salts into her arm. After her skin conditions got worse, doctors cut open her arm to reveal a flesh eating bacteria that is believed to be the result of the injection of bath salts. Doctors had to amputate her right arm and breast to stop the infection from spreading even further. This just goes to show the ridiculous risk that you take when injecting such a dangerous drug. You would think that the risk of literally losing body parts would stop people from using the drug, but the abuse continues. It’s truly a terrifying incident and it should be a wake-up call for anyone who is using bath salts to stop immediately.
If you, a loved one, or a community member uses bath salts or knows anyone that uses bath salts, getting help for them can save their lives. Because the drug is so new and the subsequent side effects are even newer, it’s difficult to predict the kind of reaction that some people may have to bath salts. It’s important to get professional help for bath salt use, and Seabrook House can help people recover. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient addiction rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. We operate three facilities in the northeast. Our main rehab facility is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), only a 90 minute drive from New York City (NYC). Our extended-care luxury transitional rehab is located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA), just minutes from Elmira/Corning New York (NY) Regional airport or by car from Philadelphia, driving time is 4 hours. Our New York (NY) City outpatient office provides a regional presence for alumni and referral sources. Get help today for substance abuse problems with Seabrook House!