Be advised: the following video isn’t exactly inappropriate for work, but it will haunt you.
In the form of an incredibly disturbing PSA, the U.S. Navy has come up with one of the most effective anti-drug commercials ever. Not that any one of our classy and distinguished readers would ever considering traveling that road, but… well, just listen to ABC.com:
“The public service announcement, published online in December, puts the viewer in the shoes of a young sailor who snorts bath salts he received in the mail. A short time later the sailor vomits, but it isn’t until he meets his girlfriend for bowling that hallucinations strike.
“Suddenly the girl appears demonic to the sailor and he assaults her. Later, the sailor’s roommate also turns into a demon before the sailor apparently collapses. Woken in restraints as he’s being brought to the hospital, the sailor groans in agony as medical professionals attempt to treat him. The video then shows Lt. George Loeffler, a Psychiatry Resident at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, as he describes the dangers of the drugs.
“When people are using bath salts, they’re not their normal selves,” he says. “They’re angrier. They’re erratic. They’re violent and they’re unpredictable…. People will start seeing things that aren’t there, believing things that aren’t true.”
“Demonic” is the AP way of saying “scary-enough-to-make-you-crap-your-pants-in-your-cubicle-you-will-never-unsee-this-shit.” Come prepared with some hilarious Youtube clips to balance out the crazy.