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Bath Salts and You: What You Need to Know

Bath Salts and You: What You Need to Know

Have you ever used bath salts? Bath salts is a name for a class of synthetic drugs that are formulated to get around drug control laws. Do you find yourself needing bath salts? Do you ever wonder if you might be addicted? Bath salts have been difficult for authorities and law enforcement to target. The drugs are also often sold with the label "not for human consumption" in order to exploit loopholes in drug laws. If you think you might be struggling with addiction, now is the time to begin fighting your addiction to bath salts. Otherwise you could face dire consequences. Click here to learn more about how bath salts are having a huge effect on ER visits. 

What Do Bath Salts Do to Me?Bath Salts and You: What You Need to Know

Symptoms of bath salt use include elevated heart rate and blood pressure, psychotic behavior, agitation, loss of control and hallucination, anxiety, euphoria, and hyper-activity. Bath salts themselves are known as MDPV in medical literature, and are derived from a leaf called khat which is commonly chewed in the Horn of Africa. Though it may seem like that makes bath salts "natural," they are anything but. Bath salts are highly dangerous not only to the user, but also to anyone around them.

Bath Salts are More Addictive than Meth

"Bath Salts" are actually more potent and addictive even than methamphetamine, a new study has found. The study was published in the latest issue of Neuropharmacology, and was performed on rats who were given high doses of bath salts. The rats were given a dose of bath salts when they pressed a lever-and they would press that lever up to 900 times. That's four times as many times as they would press for methamphetamine. The effects of bath salts can be extremely unpredictable, because they can be made of almost anything. However, people report violence and erratic behavior among users reported to have taken bath salts. In humans, bath salts have been linked to a recent rash of "zombie" attacks, like the Florida man in 2011 who chewed a homeless man's face off after taking a large amount of bath salts. Click here to learn more about bath salts.

How Can I Get Help for Addiction to Bath Salts?

Do you have a problem with bath salts? Do you ever wonder if you might be addicted?  Drug addiction is a powerful disease, but you don't have to fight it alone. Do you wish that you could stop taking bath salts? Call Retreat at Lancaster to learn more about our PA rehab center, and how you can quit bath salts or other designer drugs. We're conveniently located close to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and we can arrange transportation from OH, PA, NJ, NY, MD, DE, and CT. And click here to learn about our rehab program that's specifically designed for youths.

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