Bath Salts

 
Bath Salts
 
- Bath salts are an emerging group of synthetic or designer drugs that are chemically similar to cathinone, a naturally occurring substance derived from the Catha edulis (khat) plant. It acts as a central nervous system stimulant,much like amphetamine.  
 
- Bath salts are typically distributed as a white or brown powder or in the form of a crystal or liquid. But they are sometimes available in tablet or capsule form
 
- They are advertised as a "legal high" or "legal cocaine" and even sold online as actual bath salts (hence the name), jewelry cleaner, plant food or phone screen cleaner. Sellers label the product "not for human consumption" to sidestep drug laws.
 
Street Names:
 
- Plant food
- Red Dove
- Blue Silk
- Vanilla Sky
- Purple Wave
- Ivory Wave
- Bliss
- White Lightning
- White Dove
- Super Coke
-  Tranquility
- Zoom
- Magic
 
A number of dangerous effects are associated with bath salt use:
  
- Dilated pupils (mydriasis).
- Headaches.
- Insomnia.
- Agitation.
- Violent behavior.
- Panic attacks.
- Suicidal thoughts.
- Paranoia.
- Hallucinations.
- Tremors.
- Seizures.
- Increased body temperature (hyperthermia).
- Rhabdomyolysis (destruction of muscle fibers).
- Increased heart rate (tachycardia).
- Increased blood pressure (hypertension).
- Heart palpitations.
- Chest pain.
- Death.