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Bath salts or synthetic cathinones are human-made drugs that are extracted from properties found in the khat plant. The drugs acquired their street name because they are regularly marketed as bath salts, herbs or plant food, thereby allowing the dealers to skirt the law.

Bath salts are similar in chemical structure to amphetamines, methamphetamines and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, also called ecstasy). The mild euphoria and stimulation people derive from chewing khat leaves has nothing in common with the intense high produced by the drug’s man-made version.

Bath salts are exceptionally dangerous because there is no single formula to produce them. They are a grab-bag of chemicals that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. As such, they can cause unpredictable reactions. Paranoid delusions and extreme agitation are not uncommon.

Symptoms of Bath Salt abuse Bath salt drug abuse is relatively new to the American drug scene, having first made its appearance in 2009. Users inject, smoke, snort or swallow the drug. Many popular club drugs such as MDMA are laced with synthetic cathinones to be consumed at raves and other social events. The drugs increase the body’s temperature, causing many users to remove their clothes. Individuals who die from taking club drugs succumb to extreme body and brain temperature as often as they do from overdosing.

Synthetic cathinones both energize and agitate the body. They raise the heart rate and blood pressure. Some other common symptoms signifying bath salts abuse include:

  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased sex drive
  • Panic attacks
  • Extreme agitation coupled with violent behavior
  • Kidney failure
  • Degradation of muscle tissue
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Effects of Bath Salts Abuse

Bath salts have been popularly linked to gruesome stories in the media due to the power that the drug has over the brain. In addition to raging paranoia, it can also lead to drug-induced psychosis. Coupled with sleep deprivation and extreme dehydration, these side effects have the potential to present a serious danger to users and people around them.

One study suggests that the common active ingredient in bath salts can have effects similar to cocaine, only 10 times as powerful.

A person who ingests too much of the drug at once or over a short period of time runs the risk of developing serious side effects. Chronic use of synthetic cathinones can create intense cravings. If a person tries to withdraw from the same, a person is at a risk of experiencing following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Paranoia
  • Problems with sleeping
  • Extreme agitation
  • Nausea
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Treatment for Bath Salts abuse

Sovereign Health provides drug abuse treatment programs for patients who abuse bath salts and other drugs. Our evidence-based and holistic programs target both the physical addiction and the psychological factors that fuel it.

Before progress can be made, the body must be rid of its toxins. To ensure this, we provide our clients with medically and nutritionally-assisted detoxification treatment under the supervision of medical personnel. Sovereign Health’s medical staff assiduously monitors a patient’s bath salts detox treatment and thus, ensures that the patient is safely weaned off drugs.

Sovereign Health’s drug addiction treatment program focuses on healing the body and resolving the underlying psychological factors that fuel addiction. All co-occurring behavioral health disorders must be addressed at once to ensure a lasting recovery from all of them.

During patient intake, Sovereign Health staff perform a thorough assessment. We create a custom treatment plan based on this assessment. Based on the patient’s needs, the treatment plan may include any of the following:

  • Detox Program
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Brain wellness
  • Art therapy
  • Family, group and individual and peer-to-peer counseling and therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Yoga therapy
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Why choose Sovereign Health?

We are a national leader in behavioral health treatment offering superior treatment and patient service. Some of the other reasons include:

  • Joint Commission-accredited treatment
  • Evidence-based and holistic treatment modalities
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Continuing care for up to one year following successful completion of treatment
  • Facilities across the country
  • Comfortable patient accommodations
  • Insurance accepted

Substance abuse is a complex disease. We treat all overt and underlying aspects of this disease at one of our best bath salts detox centers. Only when all issues are addressed do patients have a realistic chance at living a life free of chemical dependence. Contact our 24/7 helpline to learn more.