Bath Salts

Taylor Pennell

What are Bath Salts?

  • Bath Salts are a new type of drug containing one or more synthetic chemical related to cathinone.
  • Cathinone is an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the khat plant.
  • Bath salts include active ingredients with chemical structures similar to cocaine.
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How is the Drug Taken into the Body?

Bath Salts can be taken in a variety of ways:

  • orally
  • inhaled
  • injected


  • snorting
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Slang/Street Names for the Drug

  • Blue Magic
  • Bloom
  • Mystic
  • Arctic Blast
  • Blue Silk
  • White China
  • Cloud 9
  • Cotton Cloud
  • Energizing Aromatherapy Powder
  • Wicked X
  • Zoom
  • Lady Bubbles
  • Ivory Wave
  • Plant food/fertilizer
  • Vanilla Sky
  • M1
  • m-CAT
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How Does the Drug Affect the Body?

i. Short Term Effects:

  • A high heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Dilated pupils
  • An increase in the risk for heart attacks
  • An increase in risk for strokes
  • Headaches
  • Palpitations
  • Unusual sexual stimulation
  • A loss of appetite
  • Odd sleep patterns
  • Erratic behavior
ii. Long Term Effects:

  • Severe Depression
  • Psychosis
  • A loss of coordination
  • Heart problems

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Signs of Abuse

  • Hallucinations
  • Increased body temperature or chills
  • Confusion
  • Reduced need for sleep or food
  • Paranoia
  • Suicidal ideas
  • Delusions


Dependence on Bath Salts can be both Physical and Psychological. Bath Salts are extremely addictive and there are typically no dosage instructions so people frequently overdose.
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