The title of this blog may surprise you, and yes you read it correctly. Bath salt abuse in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey are on the rise. You may be asking, “why in the world would someone abuse bath salts?” The answer is that teens and young adults can buy it legally and for a lot cheaper than its illegal counterparts, most notably cocaine and crystal meth. The people using bath salts are calling it “synthetic cocaine” or “synthetic meth“. People are now sniffing these ground up bath salts and getting high. Through studies by the FDA the abuse of bath salts is just as physically and psychologically addictive as illegal street drugs. Patients interviewed at drug rehabs for bath salt addiction have told them that they hallucinate and lose touch with all reality. These drugs are being bought over the counter and typically contain methylenedioxprovalerone (MDPV).
If you are a parent, be aware of these products around your childrens rooms and your homes. If you find you have someone using these products they may need detox for bath salt addiction. Please contact Clearbrook Treatment Centers to speak with our admissions staff and get help for the person close to you.