The dangers of bath salts

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Bizarre criminal cases are becoming more and more common around the country. From face eating to naked car crashes, the unusual is slowly becoming the norm.

While the cause of many of these crimes hasn’t been officially determined, the designer drugs known as bath salts are believed to be at the heart of the problem.

“They’re very, very cheap, very accessible, contain some designer chemicals that you wouldn’t find outside of these bath salts, and they’re getting into the hands of our kids, adults as well,” said Dr. Ravi Chandiramani with Journey Healing Centers.

Dr. Chandiramani says bath salts shouldn’t be confused with something you put in a bath. He explains that they’re called bath salts to avoid the authorities, and they can cause a lot of harm.

“They feel the need to take their clothes off. They’re agitated, they’re anxious, they’re frankly quite psychotic,” Dr. Chandiramani said while describing the symptoms of bath salts.

Dr. Chandiramani added that the wave of unusual and bizarre crimes is likely to continue.

“I think we’re just seeing the beginnings. I think we’re going to see a lot more of this throughout the country unless we get really tough, really quick,” he remarked.