Unfortunately, this label is just for marketing purposes and the drugs are being sold in smoke shops and online drug depots.
To increase awareness about the dangers and prevalence of bath salts, an infographic (posted below) was recently published by Rehab-International.org that gives us all the details on the ingredients, effects and uses for bath salt drugs.
Bath Salts Drug Ingredients and Side Effects Infographic Highlights:
Ingredients of bath salts:
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) – Main ingredient
A substituted cathinone
Mepehdrone or methylone
History and Distribution:
Emerged in the mid-2000s
Avoids drug laws by being labeled as “not for human consumption”
Prices range between $25-$50 per 50-milligram pack of bath salt
Bath salts can be snorted, taken orally or intravenously
Effects begin 5-30 minutes after consumption and last 2-7 hours
302 bath salt related calls were made to poison control centers in 2010
6,138 bath salt related calls were made to poison control centers in 2011
Over 1,000 bath salt related calls to poison control centers have already been made in 2012
Primary and Side Effects of Bath Salts (MDPV):
Increased alertness and awareness
Increased Blood Pressure
Click on the infographic below for the full size version.
If you’re looking for help in recovering from your addiction, www.rehabs.com has some great information that can help!
Anson Alexander is a graduate from the University of Tampa with a degree in International Business and Information Systems.A previous IT Administrator for a medium size publication company, Anson has recently decided to work full time on his own business by publishing on AnsonAlex.com, publishing technology tutorials on YouTube and offering SEO, IT training and digital marketing services.His main interests include technology, social media, infographics, economics, marketing and web design.Connect with Anson on Google+.