TOWSON, MD - It takes beauty and twists it into a nothing.
It takes youth and fritters it away.
All within a matter of months Meth can take everything.
Baltimore however is a heroin and marijuana town.
This is called the Heroin lean.
Luckily meth has not been a drug of choice in the city but cases are on the rise in the suburbs; Howard, Carroll, Cecil and Harford Counties.
Meth doesn't give a buzz it makes people act crazy.
This is a meth trip caught on cell phone camera in the Midwest.
“The drug itself is a stimulant a super stimulant which speeds up your heart rate your blood pressure it makes you hallucinate you don't eat you don't sleep for days at a time when you don't eat and sleep for days at a time you become psychotic so people on meth become violent they become crazy." Saint Joseph Hospital Substance Abuse Expert Mike Gimbel says.
But Gimbel says that's not the worst of it.
He says the drug is made with things like drain cleaner, lye, hydrochloric acid and other chemicals that eat away at the body and can turn a person into a shell of their former self.
Gimbel says it's not just meth you have to worry about, but designer copies of meth and other drugs that can be picked up on the internet.
He says think of drugs like Bath Salts as synthetic meth; just as potent, just as destructive, and just as deadly.
"Synthetic drugs can be purchased on the internet, we've got one for pot, we've got one for methamphetamine, cocaine and LSD form, heroin these are all these are chemists kind of going around the law trying to produce these things we're losing." Gimbel says.
At this point Gimbel says bath salts and other synthetic drugs could prove to be just as destructive as meth is out west.
He says the same type of anger and simply crazy behavior that meth causes is mirrored by bath salts.
Gimbel says the cannibal case in Florida and other incidents of raging drug users in Virginia should be a call to action.
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