Bath Salts Abuse

Bath Salts – Mephadrone, Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)

Bath Salts, Mephadrone or Methylenedioxypyrovalerone is a new, designer drug that started becoming popular in 2004. Prior to 2011, Bath Salts were legal in the US. They were commonly sold at gas stations, head shops, specialty stores and other locations as recreational drugs. In 2011 the drug became classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency as a Schedule 1 drug.

Bath Salts is a very dangerous drug. It is both highly addictive and extremely toxic. There have been many cases in the media were users have suffered grave consequences. The following is a list of the more common effects:

  • Euphoria
  • Increased Alertness
  • Increased Wakefulness and Arousal
  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Sociability
  • Diminished Requirement For Food and Drink
  • Dehydration
  • Tachycardia and Hypertension
  • Headache
  • Panic Attacks
  • Intense Cravings and Impulse to Re-administer
  • Addiction
  • Psychosis
  • Heart, Kidney, Liver Failure
  • Breakdown of Skeletal Muscle Tissue
  • Violent Behavior
  • Suicide

Bath Salts are sold in packets online and have names like “Zoom”, “Cloud Nine”, “Wave”, and “Vanilla Sky”. This drug is also produced in clandestine labs and may be sold in place of methamphetamine or another drug.