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Why Are Bath Salts So Dangerous?

Why Are Bath Salts So Dangerous?

There are many different drugs emerging on the black market and out in the open. Some are not as well known as others. One of those drugs is called bath salts. This is not to be confused with actual bath salts used to bathe in a tub, these are actually highly dangerous to people who use them. Bath salts are also highly addictive and hard to stop using without help.

Learn about Bath Salts

Synthetic Cathinones are another name for bath salts, used to get high from what is known as a khat plant. Khat is a naturally-occurring plant that has a mild effect when the leaves are chewed. The synthetic version can be much more dangerous. Typically, it comes in white or brown powder. It may be labeled ‘bath salts,’ or ‘jewelry cleaner.’ these psychoactive substances are unregulated and have no medicinal value. They may be marketed as affordable substitutes for other drugs that have a stimulating effect on the mind and body, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, or “Molly,” (MDMA).

Effects of Bath Salts

The majority of stimulants have similar effects. People who take bath salts and other stimulants seek a number of effects, including:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased energy
  • Heightened senses
  • Increased libido
  • Decreased appetite

Along with these effects come a slew of negative and potentially dangerous effects. The biggest danger of taking bath salts is the fact it is impossible to know the exact combination of chemicals that are included in the drug. This can differ greatly from one dealer to the next. The most common chemical featured is mephedrone, methylone, and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPB). Like other stimulants, it can be highly addictive and requires outside support to overcome addiction.

Signs of Addiction

Some people who use bath salts may experience anxiety, depression, trembling, excessive sweating, and paranoia. Any of these symptoms are a sign of addiction.  With these symptoms, it is hard to overcome addiction because the withdrawal symptoms feel horrible. That is why it is important to help a person with addiction seek professional assistance. Medical Interventions can support withdrawal symptoms and help mitigate them during withdrawal and throughout recovery.

Finding the right help for addiction is crucial. It is necessary to find the right place and team to get you through detox and withdrawal. Once you do this, you can be on your way to recovery with the right support and resources to continue your journey forward. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401