Bath Salts

About the drug

Bath Salts are sold under a number of different brand names, and as different products, such as plant feeder or insect repellent. Bath Salts are substituted cathinones, which are synthetic, concentrated versions of the stimulant chemical in Khat.

Method of consumption

Bath salts can be

-swallowed

-snorted through the nose

-inhaled

-injected with a needle.

-Snorting or injecting is the most harmful.

Legal or illegal?
The federal drug policy of the untied states reflects the fact that "bath salts" are illegal in at least 41 states, with pending legislation in others.

HOW IT affects the body

BAth salt doesn't have an extreme affect on your physical appearance, but it can cause a great amount of damage to the inside of your body.
This includes-
~Headaches
~Tense muscles
~increased body temperature
~Nosebleeds
~dilated pupils
~liver failure ( or Liver disease)
~kidney failure
~breakdown of muscle fiber that can lead to death

what i learned

-Since it contains amphetamine like chemicals, bath salts are likely to carry the risk of stroke, heart attack and sudden death.
-People sometimes mix the bath salts with their food and drinks
-Because bath salts are such a recent drug, researches don't know the long term affects.

Reactions

-i WAS SHOCKED WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT BATH SALTS DON'T HAVE AN EXTREME AFFECT ON PHYSICAL APPEARANCE THE WAY THAT OTHER DRUGS DO.
-I was also shocked when i read that bath salts were a man made drug.
-On a website, I read that the packages that bath salts come in say on the outside "not for human consumption" but people still do it and i thought that was crazy.

Man on Bath Salts eats Homeless Man

On May 26, Miami police shot and killed a homeless man who was eating the face of another homeless man in a daylight attack on a busy highway. He had previously taken bath salts, which caused him to do this.

Treatment
The treatment of bath salts intoxication involves providing intensive medical monitoring of the patient and attention to address the specific symptoms of the individual.
Support groups are also provided for counseling and discussing issues concerning addiction and consistent use of Bath Salts.

Cites

"DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")." DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts"). National Institute on Drug Use, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.
"Bath Salts." NIDA for Teens. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.
Feature, Matt McMillen WebMD. "Bath Salts Drugs: Problems, Ingredients, Dangers, and More." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.
"Bath Salts Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What Is the Treatment for Bath Salts Abuse and Addiction? - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2015.

Comment Stream