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O.K. – This Is NOT Funny

on March 1, 2013

Anyone who has followed my posts know that I usually lean toward the humorous side of life.  This will not be one of those posts.

The video below is not funny, it is IMPORTANT!

And the scary part?  Bath salts, also sold as synthetic marijuana, are LEGAL!

This has become an ever-spreading problem hitting children, young adults and people from all walks of life.  These drugs are dangerous and are killing our kids.  The long term effects of using these salts even one time are bone-chilling to watch.

You might think that the video produced by the Navy is exaggerated.  Sadly, it’s not.  Just check out YouTube, as I did, and you’ll find dozens upon dozens of videos of people going out of their minds on this drug.

After the Colorado Movie Theater massacre, the mall shootings, and the slaughter of innocent young children in Newtown, Connecticut, people wept and wondered how to protect our children.  Well, my answer is GET INVOLVED!

Parents need to talk to their kids; schools need to educate the students of the dangers of using these salts; community leaders need to get store owners to stop selling poison to our kids.

Let’s find a way to get these designer drugs out of our stores and out of the hands of our children. Talk to your local police and government officials to find out how.  I’m going to!

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14 responses to “O.K. – This Is NOT Funny

  1. Gwen says:

    Wow – thanks for this very informative post.

  2. Shelley says:

    Awful. I remember bringing in DEA agents to our schools to talk to kids. I asked if the higher ups in the Mafia took these drugs. He said, as he was arresting one of the big players, he asked if the guy took drugs. The Mafia guys’ response, “Are you kidding me? That stuff will kill you.” It’s all about the money.

  3. Aurora says:

    Over 90% of this stuff is imported from China and sold in gas stations and convenience stores. There is no age limit on who can buy it, unlike cigarettes. I don’t mean to sound racist, I am really not, but most of the stores that have been busted in my area selling the stuff are foreign owned and staffed (Arabs or Hindus mostly)

  4. Aurora says:

    They get by with not having an age limit by selling it as poutpourri or bath salts “not for human consumption. The drug users however really know what it is for. As lawmakers outlaw the chemicals they use, the manufacturers just slightly tweak the formula so they can keep on selling it. It’s a huge problem in my part of the country.

    • Same here..cops in the next county are starting to clamp down on some of the stores who don’t like cops sitting outside watching their customers. Bad for business so the store owners are removing it from their shelves.

      Sadly, cops have also videotaped store clerks selling the salts from behind the counter. Now, tell me those clerks don’t know that the product is dangerous!

  5. Good for you for spreading awareness about this. Getting involved is the best thing we could do.

  6. Susan Norden says:

    One oif the best ways to get involved is for parents to get involved in their minor childrens’ lives and parent for change.

    • You are so right. The only way to protect our kids is to be vigilant and involved in what they are doing..who they are doing it with.

      Forget your child’s right to privacy when it comes to what’s happening in your child’s life. Once they are gone, it’s too late to look back and say, “I should have…” They might get mad and blow a tantrum..but at least they’ll still be alive and able to do so.

  7. mewhoami says:

    It’s wonderful that you’re sharing this. More people need to know about it. With so many types of drugs out there in the schools, etc, even the most “innocent” of children need to be watched even more closely these days. It’s a scary world and without parental involvement it will only get worse.

  8. Basharr says:

    It is hard to move on these types of issues because there are too many elected officials thinking that there are not consequences to recreational drug use. Bath salts are killing people, Marijuana should never be legal and I will tell you why, my daughter and her husband no longer raise their child, he is three now and does not speak because they do not interact with him. They borrow money for food and spend 300 dollars on a bong to smoke marijuana. This is only one case but there are thousands out there exactly the same and pandering representatives who care more about reelection than reality refuse to address reality. I was shocked when I first found out about bath salts. On a side note My grandson I spoke of (We are not allowed to see him because we do not support the lifestyle his parents are leading) My oldest daughter provides for the child but honestly I would like to see my youngest daughter and her husband in treatment or behind bars.

    • Such a sad story, for you, for your grandson and for your daughter. Let’s hope that her eyes will open one day and she will ask for treatment! I agree this is the only road she can take that would benefit your grandson.

      My thoughts and prayers go your way!

  9. Maggie says:

    Prescription medications are far more prevalent and killing far more people daily than designer drugs. It is tragic. It’s an epidemic that really needs to be addressed. The media promotes and glorifies drug use. People make big money selling it. The drug companies make big money. Then insurance companies don’t cover drug treatment. So many people (young and old) are getting sucked into a black hole. Celebs like Mindy McCready, Michael Jackson, Heath Ledger and many others have died from prescription meds but it doesn’t make an impact. Kids steal from medicine cabinets and have “pill parties”. Florida is littered with “pill mills”. There are older people selling their prescriptions to children. I know of a lady in her 60s who was selling her methadone to a high school kid. I know of others who sell a family members’ pain meds…a guy with back problems, on disability who sells his. The people dealing/selling have no conscience what so ever. It’s a corrupt state of affairs that no one addresses. Very sad and scary.

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