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'Demons' used in Navy PSA on bath salts

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  • Navy PSA shows hallucinating serviceman on bath salts
  • Video suggests bath salts are not just dangerous to users but others as well
The U.S. Navy is launching a new campaign to illustrate the dangers of bath salts.

The U.S. Navy is launching a new campaign to illustrate the dangers of bath salts.

In the 6-minute public service announcement, “It’s not a fad. It’s a nightmare,” a serviceman snorts bath salts before going to see his girlfriend at a bowling alley. While under the influence of the bath salts, he sees her turn into a demon and hits her before leaving. 

The delusional serviceman later runs into his roommate, who he perceives as another demon. The serviceman eventually finds himself strapped to a gurney in the hospital.

While some may think the video’s a joke, naval officers insist bath salts are no laughing matter.

“When people are using bath salts, they’re not their normal selves,” said U.S. Navy Lt. George Loeffler. “They’re angrier. They’re erratic. They’re violent. They’re unpredictable. People will start acting really weird. People will start seeing people who aren’t there, believing things that aren’t true.”

Loeffler said he has seen firsthand the effects of bath salts on servicemembers.

"I would say not just as the naval officer, but as your doctor, bath salts will not only jack up your family and your career, it will jack up your mind too,” he said. 

 

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