The U.S. Navy wants its members to fully understand the dangers of bath salts, and released a strange PSA, to bring their vision to life.
Opening with the Internet search “Bath salts: it’s not a fad, it’s a NIGHTMARE,” the more than six-minute video oddly details the repercussions of the synthetic drug.
The clip is shot from a first-person perspective and shows an inebriated male stumbling (and vomiting) through his day, as he tries to bowl with his girlfriend, only to return home and watch him roommate turn into what appears to be a red-eyed vampire. The next scene finds the person in a hospital being shot with what we assume is a sedative, before cutting to testimony from Lt. George Loeffler, a psychiatry resident at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. “Bath salts is kind of a very thin veil to what these substances are,” he explains. “They generally look like white or off-white patterns. They come in these small packets. People can inject bath salts in a whole bunch of different ways. The most common way is by insufflation, or nasally.”
According to Loeffler, users also take the drug orally, intravenously, or through the rectum. “When people are using bath salts, they’re not their normal selves. They’re angrier. They’re erratic, they’re violent, and they’re unpredictable.”
Of course given the uprising of bath salt-related incidents ranging from a Miami man biting off someone’s face to a Texas man eating his roommate’s dog, the Navy’s is right on target; but the video is just weird.
Check it out below.