Stricter Laws on Drugs After “Zombie” Attack
After the widely-publicized, possibly drug-related attack in Miami, Florida state officials are looking again at the legality of certain drugs and considering outlawing more of them. Rudy Eugene, the attacker, had apparently gotten high on “bath salts,” before abandoning his car, stripping naked, and wandering through Miami. Under a highway bridge, he found a homeless man named Ronald Poppo, and attacked him. Police found Eugene gnawing on Poppo’s face—half his face was already chewed off—before warning Eugene to stop or they would shoot. Eugene ignored them and was fatally shot.
“Bath salts” is a generic term for designer drugs—that is, drugs designed to fit into loopholes in state and federal laws. Under such laws, many drugs are actually legal, from MDMA to sativa to premazepam. Now, Florida state officials are considering cracking down on the legality of many drugs in order to avoid their wide distribution and abuse. State officials had already outlawed 92 compounds last spring in order to keep one step ahead of drug manufacturers. Regardless, the Florida state government is intending to protect its citizens from the harmful effects of dangerous drugs, and their sometimes-tragic consequences.
Some people think that designer drugs are okay, but they have proved equally as dangerous as clearly-illegal drugs. Thankfully there is good help available. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug addiction. At Seabrook House, we customize our treatment plans to each individual patient’s needs, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the right remedy for yourself or for a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.