Bath: Methamphetamine and relatively New Drug Essay

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What is it?
A synthetic, stimulant powder product that contains amphetamine-like chemicals, including mephedrone, which may have a high risk for overdose. Because the drug is new and some of the contents unknown, using it in any way is highly dangerous

How much is it sold for?
$25-$50 for a 50 milligram packet.

How is this drug used?
It can be snorted, injected or smoked.

What are the long term effects of using this drug?
Since bath salts are a relatively new drug it’s hard to tell the long term effects, but they have many similarities to the drug meth. Taking a lot for a long time can lead to emotional and physical “crash” feelings of depression, anxiety and intense cravings for more of this drug.

Where can you buy it?
You can purchase it online, convenience stores or head shops as well.

Side effects?
Being this is a new drug the full risks and effects are still unknown. Doctors and poison control centers have reported bath salts can cause rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, chest pains, agitation, hallucination, extreme paranoia and delusions. Since this contains amphetamines like chemicals bath salts also carry the risk of stroke, heart attack and sudden death.

How many calls to poison control?
Local poison control centers received 3,470 calls about bath salts as of July 2011, up from 303 calls in 2010.

Is it dangerous?
It’s not only dangerous to the users but dangerous to the people around them. Several doctors who reported people on bath salts arriving at hospitals said the patients were so agitated, violent and psychotic that more than 2 doctors were