Published January 04, 2013
The U.S. Navy released a video warning of the dangers and health risks of "bath salts" and other drugs.
To highlight the campaign's slogan, "Bath Salts: It's not a fad… It's a nightmare," the video follows a service member who has taken the drug, and documents his bizarre behavior.
He is seen snorting the drug and then vomiting on his way to meet his girlfriend at the bowling alley. While under the influence of the drug, the video shows the service member's girlfriend turn demonic, shows him turn paranoid, and shows him hit her before fleeing. When he returns to his dorm he runs into his roommate, who also turns demonic.
The service member is then seen in the hospital, where doctors are working to revive him.
"I would say not just as a naval officer, but as your doctor, bath salts will not only jack up your family and your career, it will jack up your mind and body too," Lt. George Loeffler, Navy Medicine psychiatry resident says in the video.
"I've seen people turn to bath salts because of stresses in their life," Loeffler said, "but I've also seen bath salts magnify these problems."
The campaign's goal is to decrease the number of active-duty service members who use designer drugs.