What are Bath Salts?
- Baths Salts are a stimulant drug that increases brain and central nervous system activity
- Normally found as a white or off white powder in a small foil or plastic package
- They are mainly snorted, but can also be swallowed, smoked, mixed, or injected.
Short and Long Term Effects:
- Out of body experience, elated mood, or delirious feeling
- lasts 3-4 hours
- irritability, agitation, insomnia, dizziness, panic attacks, depression, suicidal thoughts, paranoia, hallucinations, distorted reality, foggy mind, and psychosis
- Lesser body and muscle control, increased body temp. and blood pressure, chest pains, nose bleeds, throwing up, irregular heart beat, seizures, stroke, heart attack, and brain swelling.
- You can become addicted
- Physically or emotionally dependent
- "Excited delirium"*, the user becomes dehydrated, muscle tissue breaks down, kidneys fail and they eventually die
- Physical exhaustion, insomnia, blurred vision, not eating, as well as depression and mental health issues
What problems can Bath Salts cause?
- Different Synthetic Cathinones, used by different brands
- Dangerous side effects
- Can interact with different medicines in different ways causing different unpredictable outcomes
- Mephedrone and MDPV (which are schedule 1 class drugs) have high potential to become addicted to
- Fines and jail time if you are caught with the drug.
How to Quit:
- They are very hard to quit, and many experts do not know a lot about them.
- Withdrawals are similar to other stimulant drugs
- mood problems such as anxiety, and cravings for drugs)
- For more help or support you can go talk to a counselor or join a support group
Is the drug related to the actual thing?
- No, bath salts are added to water in your bath to make it act like ocean water; adding minerals back into the water, it helps with skin care.
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