What Are Bath Salts (aka Synthetic Cathinones)?
Contrary to popular belief, bath salts are NOT Epsom salts or the kind you can buy at the spa for a relaxing bath. They are not used for bathing at all.
These drugs have nothing to do with real bath salts — or “jewelry cleaner,” or “plant food,” or “phone screen cleaner,” which they’re also sometimes called, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. They are marketed as “not safe for human consumption,” sold in retail stores and online. This language masks their intended purpose and avoids Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory oversight of the manufacturing process.
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The effects of smoking, eating, mixing bath salts in drinks are dangerous and can be life-threatening to the user and those around him or her:
- Chest pain
- High blood pressure
- Racing heart
- Panic Attacks
- Suicidal thinking
- Suicidal actions, even after the stimulatory effects of the drugs have worn off
- Breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue
- Kidney failure
- And Death.
The dangers of bath salts are compounded by the fact that these products may contain other, unknown ingredients that may have their own harmful effects.
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Early indications are that synthetic cathinones like Bath Salts have a high abuse and addiction potential. In a study of the rewarding and reinforcing the effects of Bath Salts, rats showed self-administration patterns and escalation of drug intake nearly identical to methamphetamine. Bath salts users have reported that the drugs trigger intense cravings (or a compulsive urge to use the drug again) and that they are highly addictive. Frequent consumption may induce tolerance, dependence, and strong withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug.
This is a highly dangerous, highly addictive drug. It is imperative that you find help for yourself or your loved one if you discover that they are using Bath Salts. The next time they use they could fatally harm themselves – or someone else.
Treatment For Bath Salts and Other Drug Addictions
Our program at Vertava Health is the best one in the country. Ivory Wave,” “Purple Wave,” Vanilla Sky,” and “Bliss” are among the many street names of so-called designer drugs known as “bath salts,” which have sparked thousands of calls to poison centers across the U.S.These highly addictive drugs contain synthetic chemicals that are similar to amphetamines.
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