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Old 01-15-2012, 07:52 PM
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Bath Salts Withdrawl - I need to know I did the right thing

My boyfriend relapsed after several months of sobriety the other day. he has been going through withdrawal since yesterday.

For the past few days he has been constantly pressuring me to go to the store and buy him more salts. He says I can have the bottle and administer small doses, just enough to stop the withdrawal symptoms. but the first time in our relationship I have refused to get him anything.

After the store closed at 5:30 he threatened to kill himself, so i called his mother. She told me to never call them again as I am "no longer part of the family."

I am furious and hurt. We have tried doing the tapering off thing before and it has never worked. He pressures me into giving him more, of course he says this time will be different, etc etc.

Honestly, part of my just wants him to suffer for taking that stupid **** again.
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I just read an article in the paper where a woman died after injecting bath salts. If I were in your shoes, I'd call 911 and tell them what is going on and that he threatened to kill himself. This is nothing for you to attempt to deal with.
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I've taken him to the hospital three times for injecting that ****, the last time he ended up in the icu.
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Then let the paramedics take him. If he's threatening to kill himself, they'll keep him for observation for a few days. You might want to think about whether or not you want to continue a relationship with this guy. He doesn't sound much like good relationship material.
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A woman in a nearby city lost her arm yesterday after injecting bath salts. Flesh eating bacteria invaded the injection site and that was that. I'd call 911.
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Yes - call 911 or a crisis hotline asap.
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I'd call 911, get him in the hospital and move on with my life. This guy will continue to make your life a living [email protected]

Read around this forum, read all the stickies, his story is not a unique one, he is a garden variety addict, doing what addicts do.
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Originally Posted by OliveColored View Post
I am furious and hurt. We have tried doing the tapering off thing before and it has never worked. He pressures me into giving him more, of course he says this time will be different, etc etc.
How the hello did this become a we thing? Are you addicted to bath salts, too? Is your home a certified detox facility? Is his mom a competent suicide interventionist?

Please give him the gift of realizing the consequences of his addiction.
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I think everyone is right.

As much as I love this person, and despite the potential I see in him, I can't take his addiction anymore. I have been dealing with this for the past 18 months and I can't take anymore.

What he puts me through is abuse, plain and simple.

He made me doubt what I did so much I called his addiction therapist last night just to ask if what I did was the right thing.

I mean, I am an intelligent person. An addict twisted my thoughts into believing that NOT buying him a drug was the wrong thing to do. This has got to stop.
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bath salts? OMG I thought I"ve heard everything! How does that get you high anyway?
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bath salts? OMG I thought I"ve heard everything! How does that get you high anyway?
They aren't actually bath salts, they are labeled as "bath salts" and sold here in head shops.

Really, really nasty stuff. I tried them once and it was one of the most awful experiences of my life. Even hardened drug users describe it as one of the most powerful highs with the worst comedown imaginable.

webmd.com/mental-health/features/bath-salts-drug-dangers

If you hear of anyone doing these be very, very concerned.
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They aren't actually bath salts, they are labeled as "bath salts" and sold here in head shops.
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What's a head shop?
You mean they are legal ?

...The more I learn everyday
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This made my skin crawl. This woman lost her arm, shoulder, collar bone, and breasts due to injecting bath salts.

'Bath-salts' injection leads to flesh-eating disease - FOX Carolina 21
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Today he was telling me I still did the wrong thing and it "wasn't my decision to make," he especially liked to emphasize how much pain much pain he had been in and how this time he really would have been able to slowly detox all by himself.

He said he would leave me if I didn't bring him more salts, and today he was true to his word. I cried and tried to explain that I was doing what would keep him safe.

It hurts a lot.

I had a bottle of organic alcoholic root beer he had bought that he wanted to exchange for my books. I threw it against the sidewalk.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:33 PM
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You made the right decision by not buying him anymore bath salts. They are very dangerous. If he is concerned with withdrawals and pain, then he needs to work with professionals. It is not your job to be his substance abuse counselor, nurse, or psychiatrist.
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Bath salts?? I think I'm pretty "hip" to the latest trends but this is the first time hearing this. It seems very dangerous. I hope Bed Bath & Beyond and those type of stores hire extra security because addicts are going to be stealing them.
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