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Bath salts presentation


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Bath Salts

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Bath salts presentation

  1. 1. Bath Salts Tyler Johnston
  2. 2. 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”
  3. 3. Bath Salts – Also Known As – Bloom – 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 packages.
  4. 4. 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) – Mephedrone – Methylone
  5. 5. How Are Bath Salts Used? • Bath Salts can be taken a number of ways. The most common being, – Swallowed – Snorted – Smoked – Injected • Snorting and injecting are the most harmful.
  6. 6. Short Term Side Effects • Severe paranoia • Suicidal thoughts • Agitation • Combative/violent behavior • Hallucinations • Bath Salts have an onset speed of about 15 minutes, and a high of 4-6 hours!
  7. 7. 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 intense. • Because Bath Salts are so new to the market a lot of their side effects are still unknown.
  8. 8. References • Bath Salts. (n.d.). Retrieved March 01, 2016, from • Bath Salts - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. (n.d.). Retrieved March 03, 2016, from salts/?gclid=CjwKEAiAjfq2BRDpmdHmssaW5xsSJABToP 4l_swuk0y0lbwMTWDiSQJjKDpz3S5xRBfeFMpsKD5Ttxo C3Qjw_wcB • Drug Use | Signs and Symptoms of Bath Salts Abuse. (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from symptoms-bath-salts.html