Synthetic stimulants that are marketed as “bath salts” are often found in a number of retail products. These bath salts are chemicals. The chemicals are synthetic derivatives of cathinone, a central nervous system stimulant, which is an active chemical found naturally in the khat plant. Mephedrone and MDPV (3-4 methylene- dioxypyrovalerone) are two of the designer cathinones most commonly found in these “bath salt” products. Many of these products are sold over the Internet.
Synthetic stimulants often labeled “Bath Salts,” are comprised of drugs (cathinones) that appear to cause the same effects as Crack cocaine, hallucinogenic drugs like LSD, MDMA, and/or methamphetamine.
Are bath salt addictive?
Yes, synthetic cathinones can be addictive. Animal studies show that rats will compulsively self-administer synthetic cathinones. Human users have reported that the drugs trigger intense, uncontrollable urges to use the drug again. Taking synthetic cathinones can cause strong withdrawal symptoms.
Methods of use
“Bath salts” are usually ingested by sniffing/snorting. mario carts thc
They can also be taken orally, smoked, or put into a solution and injected into veins.
“Bath salt” stimulant products are sold in powder form in small plastic or foil packages of 200 and 500 milligrams under various brand names. Mephedrone is a fine white, off-white, or slightly yellow-colored powder. It can also be found in tablet and capsule form. MDPV is a fine white or off-white powder.