In recent months, Bath Salts have been an increasing problem in the Bangor area and there has been an attempt to bring them on campus.This attempt resulted in an arrest of a non-UMaine student. They are very dangerous drugs that have been misrepresented by sellers as “Molly” or other drugs.
Bath salts products are known to produce certain side effects, some of which are quite severe. There have been reports of psychotic behavior and even death in Bath Salts users. The following is the list of short-term side effects associated with consumption of this drug as reported by available open sources:
Increased heart rate
Diminished requirement for sleep
Lack of appetite
Increased alertness and awareness
Anxiety and hallucinations
Fits and delusions
Severe paranoia and panic attacks
Source: Office of Substance Abuse, July 2011
Please call the University of Maine Police Department immediately at 581-4040 if you suspect that this drug is on campus or report anonymously online (umaine.edu/police/campus-eyes).
If you need assistance due to use/addiction, call 581-1423 for the Student Wellness Resource Center to meet with Bud Walkup, LADC.