How Did Bath Salts Get It’s Name?
• One of the newest drugs to hit the streets.
• They have nothing to do with bathing.
• Called Bath Salts because they are usually
packaged as a product “for a soothing bath,
not for human consumption”, and labeled
“plant food”, “jewelry cleaner”, or
“phone screen cleaner”
Bath Salts – Also Known As
– Cloud Nine
– Vanilla Sky
– White Lightning
– Meow Meow
• They are usually white or brown crystal like
powder and are sold in small plastic or foil
What are Bath Salts?
• Bath salts is the name given to a family of drugs
that have one or more manmade chemicals
related to Cathinone. (plant above)
• Most common chemicals found in Bath Salts;
– Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)
How Are Bath Salts Used?
• Bath Salts can be taken a number of ways.
The most common being,
• Snorting and injecting are the most harmful.
Short Term Side Effects
• Severe paranoia
• Suicidal thoughts
• Combative/violent behavior
• Bath Salts have an onset speed of about 15
minutes, and a high of 4-6 hours!
How Do Bath Salts Affect the Brain?
• Bath Salts raise the dopamine in parts of the
brain that control reward and movement.
• The manmade Cathinones in Bath Salts can
produce feelings of joy, increased social
interaction and sex drive.
• The energizing and agitating effects from Bath
Salts are often similar to the effects of other
drugs, such as cocaine, but can be 10x more
• Because Bath Salts are so new to the market a lot
of their side effects are still unknown.
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