Bath Salts

2016

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:

Short Term:

  • 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.

Long Term:

  • 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.

Street names:

  • Arctic Blast
  • Bliss
  • Cloud 9
  • Glow Stick
  • Monkey Dust
  • Snow Day
  • Zoom
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