Bath Saltsenteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-BathSalts-enHD-AR1.jpgBath salts are powerful stimulant drugs that increase brain and central nervous system activity. Find out how they can affect you in this article for teens.mephedrone, methylone, MDPV, 3-4 methylenedioxypyrovalerone, Bliss, Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, White Lightning, Lunar Wave, Vanilla Sky, Cloud Nine, Red Dove, bath salts, salts, speed, stimulant, stimulants, uppers, hallucinate, hallucination, drugs, illegal drugs, cathinones, ecstasy10/12/201505/03/201805/03/2018Steven Dowshen, MD05/03/201867922bfe-00fd-4479-a577-20779018a4a9https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bath-salts.html/<h3>What It Is:</h3> <p>The name "bath salts" sounds innocent, but these are powerful and dangerous stimulant drugs.</p> <h3>Sometimes Called:</h3> <p>bloom, cloud nine, flakka, scarface, vanilla sky, and white lightning</p> <h3>How It's Used:</h3> <p>Bath salts are sold as a white or off-white powder, mostly in small plastic or foil packages. The drugs&nbsp;are usually snorted (sniffed up a nostril). They also can be swallowed, smoked, or mixed with a liquid and injected with a syringe.</p> <h3>What It Does:</h3> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Bath salts contain manmade chemicals that increase brain and central nervous system activity in much the same way as&nbsp;drugs like&nbsp;</span><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/amphetamines.html/" style="font-size: 1em;">amphetamines</a><span style="font-size: 1em;"> or </span><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/ecstasy.html/" style="font-size: 1em;">MDMA (ecstasy)</a><span style="font-size: 1em;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 1em;">Bath salts can cause users to have an out-of-body experience, elated mood, or feel delirious. These effects can last up to 3&ndash;4 hours.</span></p> <p>Other short-term effects include:</p> <ul> <li>agitation and irritability</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sleep.html/">insomnia</a></li> <li>dizziness</li> <li>panic attacks</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/depression.html/">depression</a></li> <li>suicidal thoughts</li> <li>paranoia</li> <li>delusions and hallucinations</li> <li>distorted sense of reality</li> <li>decreased ability to think clearly</li> <li>mood disturbances and psychosis</li> </ul> <p>Physical effects of bath salts include:</p> <ul> <li>decreased muscle and body control</li> <li>increased <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hypertension.html/">blood pressure</a> and body temperature</li> <li>chest pains</li> <li>irregular heartbeat</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/nosebleeds.html/">nosebleeds</a></li> <li>feeling sick and throwing up</li> <li>seizures</li> <li>stroke</li> <li>heart attack</li> <li>brain swelling</li> </ul> <p>Users&nbsp;can also develop what is called "excited delirium." When this happens, people get <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/dehydration.html/">dehydrated</a>, their muscle tissue breaks down, and they can go into kidney failure and die.</p> <p>Long-term abuse of bath salts&nbsp;may cause people to have hallucinations, hear voices, feel paranoid, and develop a psychosis that resembles schizophrenia.</p> <p>People who use bath salts easily can get&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/addictions.html/">addicted</a>&nbsp;to them. They may&nbsp;feel driven to do whatever they can to keep getting high, including taking risks.</p> <p>Bath salts can cause heart problems and seizures. Taking too much of the drug at one time&nbsp;can lead to an overdose. All these things can be deadly, even if someone only tries the drug once.</p> <p>Bath salts have caused a number of deaths and been blamed for a handful of suicides and murders.</p> <p>Two of the chemicals in bath salts (mephedrone and MDPV) are Schedule I class drugs. That means they have a high potential for abuse and <span>no accepted medical use</span>. People who are caught with bath salts can face fines and jail time.</p>Sales de bañoLas sales de baño son drogas estimulantes con mucho poder las cuales aumentan las actividades del sistema nervioso central y del cerebro. Aprende en este artículo para adolescentes cómo las sales de baño te pueden afectar.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/bath-salts-esp.html/c9cff011-d8cb-4aae-a679-effde1638cf4
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