The Risk of Violence
When it comes to bath salt use, there are a wide range of serious risks involved. There is absolutely no way to safely take a synthetic cathinone seeing as the results vary so significantly and are so harshly unpredictable. In recent years, bath salts have consistently made headlines as a result of their unpredictable nature and the severe psychological effect they have on users. One of the most famous cases of bath salt-related violence is linked to Miami-based homeless man Rudy Eugene, who allegedly chewed off the face of another man while high on the drug. According to CBS News, “Armando Aguilar, the president of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police, speculated that Eugene’s bizarre, violent behavior may have been the result of taking this relatively new kind of drug, which Aguilar said law enforcement is seeing more of. The Miami Police Department would not officially comment on whether ‘bath salts; might be involved in the case, but did confirm that Eugene, who was reportedly shot by police, will undergo an autopsy.” This is just one example of many violent outbursts that were later linked to synthetic cathinone use.