Bath Salt Drug Use on the Rise

Bath Salts

The designer drug, “bath salts”, has continued to cause devastation even after being declared illegal by the Drug Enforcement Agency. The majority of bath salts are coming from manufacturing centers in China. However, in Louisiana, some very entrepreneurial drug dealers picked up on it before anyone else in the United States.

Bob Warren, a reporter for the Times Picayune in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, reports that a 21-year-old man, having recently ingested Bath Salts and “Rocked by waves of paranoia and imagining that the police were closing in on him, grabbed a knife and, in front of his horrified father and sister, swept the blade across his throat.”

The rising use of bath salts is causing serious concern for our community. Mr. Warren goes on to say, “We were first warned about it in the beginning of 2010. The very first cases were in July of that year but it really started to take off in October. That’s when Louisiana kind of went from no cases to the space shuttle taking off—we went vertical.”

Narconon Louisiana recognizes that law enforcement’s efforts are sometimes not enough to eradicate the drugs which plague our nation. Getting to the root of why drugs are used in the first place could offer a permanent solution.

The Narconon Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation book states that anyone who takes drugs does so to get rid of pain, or to avoid problems or even unwanted feelings, including boredom. To understand why someone takes drugs, you need to know what was wrong before he or she took them. The Narconon program uses unique rehabilitation technology that gets to the problem at its source—and provides a path for long-term success.

Narconon helps the person not only solve his addiction, but to resolve the problem behind his addiction. If you or someone you know are suffering from addiction, call our hotline now. Whether you are seeking a New Orleans drug rehab, or a rehab serving any other city in the U.S., we can help.