Dubbed the “Miami Zombie,” 31-year-old Rudy Eugene sadly has become the most talked about man in Miami since LeBron James made his “Decision.” 

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The oddly bizarre story of Eugene is sad and shouldn’t be made light of, but the crazy aspect of how it happened continues to captivate people whose main question is, “Why did he do it?!” 

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The answer to that question is simple: it was the drugs. It’s being reported that Eugene was high on a new form of LSD, which comes in the form of bath salts. Coincidentally, both have been hot search terms since the unspeakable incident.

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But what are bath salts? Apparently it’s the nickname for a type of designer drug that’s sold over the internet and can be found in gas stations and convenience stores. They come in pill form, powders, tablets and are snorted, injected or swallowed.

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Many bath salts contain one of two psychoactive chemicals: MDPV aka mephedrone and 3, 4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone and both are illegal in the United States since 2010, but the manufacturers have been known to modify the compounds, making them technically legal.

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Either way, drugs that make you eat another person’s face are probably something you should stay away from.

But even the drugs we’re accustomed to can still turn you into zombie. You won’t exactly feast on homeless people, but the effects can leave you feeling like the undead.

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Heroin, otherwise known as smack, has been known to turn you into a disorientated, moody zombie. An opiate, heroin gives you a feeling of euphoria often described as an “orgasm” centered in the gut. No thank you!


Cocaine, aka Yayo, has been known to give you a runny nose, paranoia, restlessness, and make it feel like you’re one heartbeat away from a heart attack. The list is endless when it comes to cocaine use: difficulty swallowing, hoarseness and losing your sense of smell are all side effects. 


Crack, aka that Cavi, has its own zombie effects, as it will turn you into a depressed angry fiend who doesn’t sleep, has increased paranoia, and is hostile and anxious, even when not high. Not to mention the heart attacks, strokes and respiratory failure certain to come following constant use.


Methamphetamine, aka Meth, will turn you into an attentive, hyper, hungry, aggressive and/or violent mood-swinging zombie. Not to mention give you memory loss and tooth decay!


LSD, aka crank, can turn things “trippy” and make you a zombified person with dilated pupils, higher body temperature, sweating and nausea. There’s also the increased blood sugar, heart rate and blood pressure, sleeplessness, dry mouth and tremors.


Ecstasy, otherwise known by its street name, E, will turn you into a paranoid, depressed, irritable fatigue-prone zombie. Not to mention the diarrhea or constipation and jaw soreness from teeth grinding.


Opium or the Big O can turn you into a euphoric, sleepy, confused and constipated zombie.


Marijuana, aka weed and countless other names, will have you zombified depending on what kind of bud you’re smoking. But typically the sticky icky will leave you with bloodshot eyes, a rapid heartbeat, hunger pains, dry mouth, a fit of anxiety from time to time, paranoia and forgetfulness. Unlike all the other drugs on this list, constant use of marijuana won’t lead to death.



Psilocybin Mushrooms, aka, shrooms, will easily turn you into a headache-having anxiety prone, confused, memory-losing zombie.


PCP, aka angle dust, will definitely make you feel like a zombie, as its effects make it seem like you’re already part of the undead. Numbness, slurred speech, loss of coordination, blank stares, rapid and involuntary eye movements, hallucinations, image distortion, severe mood disorders, and amnesia are all side effects. If that doesn’t sound like the characteristics of a zombie, then we don’t know what does!

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