The deadly drug known as “monkey dust” has been sweeping the Australian party scene with disturbing results.
Australian authorities are warning the public about MDPV, otherwise known as “bath salts” after a sharp increase in its use at music festivals, raves and other events.
What makes the derivative of methamphetamine even more dangerous is its relatively cheap cost at a mere $10 per dose, according to The Daily Mail.
Experts in toxicology warn that monkey dust “causes wild hallucinations and impressions of invincibility.”
Users of the potent drug have been filmed jumping in front of cars, because they think they cannot be harmed. It was also reported that a woman’s tongue started bleeding after she aggressively licked the dancefloor when she took the drug.
Andrew Leibie, a leading forensic toxicologist says the drug is “certainly a contender for the fatal drug overdoses we are seeing” as it’s “cheaper than ecstasy and it’s a lot more dangerous.”
“The minute your friends start acting strangely, go get medical help. You have a window of about 30 minutes to one hour to get treatment – after that, it’s too late,” Leibie added.
He told Seven News that users who take the drug “have frightening hallucinations.”
“A lot of people also report that when they take this drug they feel like Superman, so they feel like they can literally fly,” he explained.
We can only hope that its use doesn’t spread to Canada the same way it has other parts of the world.
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