Creative Drug Trend: Snorting Bath Salts

Authorities in Louisiana and Utah (below) are attempting to crack down on the growing practice of ingesting therapeutic bath salts for the purpose of achieving an amphetamine-like high. Supposedly intended for pampering the skin, the mineral packets’ contents are smoked or snorted like cocaine, and are so popular that they are now sold at smoke shops. If you see a line of teenagers waiting for Bed Bath & Beyond to open, the trend may have reached your town.

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  • Discordia

    HAHA!! LEGALIZE IT!! DON”T CRITICIZE IT!! Marijuana needs to be legal instead of this bull!! I know what this stuff does to people first hand. It has the same after effects as meth such as paranoia and hallucinations. Please stay away from it.

    • NaturalSelection

      Hate to play devil’s advocate here, but pot can also cause paranoia and hallucinations…

      • WhiteRose

        Depends on the strain and the person… not that I know from experience ha ha just all those years of second hand Marky Mark smoke….

  • Discordia

    HAHA!! LEGALIZE IT!! DON”T CRITICIZE IT!! Marijuana needs to be legal instead of this bull!! I know what this stuff does to people first hand. It has the same after effects as meth such as paranoia and hallucinations. Please stay away from it.

  • that1guy

    People selling these in the US are AFI.
    The Analog act in the US is broad enough to include chemicals that have similar effects as other scheduled drugs, not just those that are similar in chemical structure(which isn’t the case in other countries where this RC market has been booming recently). RC stings in the early part of the last decade brought this to bear.
    Not that it’s the way it should be, but people interested in trying this stuff should know that it’s not currently technically legal in the US. And the DEA definately knows about it. Write ups of mdpv(which is already scheduled) and other drugs found in “bath salts” have made it to their newsletter.
    Although prosecution for users may never happen, it could.
    Also not much research has been done into dosage, toxicity, metabolites, etc, so really, they might not be worth the risk.

    • Haystack

      The analog act tells you everything you need to know about US drug policy; it’s the fact that something gets you high that makes it illegal, not any adverse health effects which may or may not exist.

  • that1guy

    People selling these in the US are AFI.
    The Analog act in the US is broad enough to include chemicals that have similar effects as other scheduled drugs, not just those that are similar in chemical structure(which isn’t the case in other countries where this RC market has been booming recently). RC stings in the early part of the last decade brought this to bear.
    Not that it’s the way it should be, but people interested in trying this stuff should know that it’s not currently technically legal in the US. And the DEA definately knows about it. Write ups of mdpv(which is already scheduled) and other drugs found in “bath salts” have made it to their newsletter.
    Although prosecution for users may never happen, it could.
    Also not much research has been done into dosage, toxicity, metabolites, etc, so really, they might not be worth the risk.

  • Quart Jester

    Bed Bath & Beyond doesn’t, nor will it ever, sell these “bath salts”. These products are labeled as “bath salts”, but they are definitely not the same as real bath salts and aren’t really intended for use as bath salts.

  • Quart Jester

    Bed Bath & Beyond doesn’t, nor will it ever, sell these “bath salts”. These products are labeled as “bath salts”, but they are definitely not the same as real bath salts and aren’t really intended for use as bath salts.

  • Haystack

    The analog act tells you everything you need to know about US drug policy; it’s the fact that something gets you high that makes it illegal, not any adverse health effects which may or may not exist.

  • Didi

    They’re not Bath Salts, they’re sold as Bath Salts! Who are these politicians that say this? And is their entourage of advisors really that retarded?

    They contain Mephedrone, Methylone and other legal high substances that are legal but illegal to be sold as ‘Narcotics’.. So they are packaged as “Not for human consumption ‘Bath Salts'” and sold from ‘Legal High’ shops etc.

    The EU just banned most of these recently – albeit without any evidence of harm to the user. These states should look at the situations that arose in Ireland and the UK where these exploded about three years ago.

    But from personal experience, most of these substances can be stronger and more of a system shock than the substances they try to replace…

    And really, snorting actual bath salts.. Really? haha

    • Fakefriction

      exactly dude. it was a year ago when shit went down over this in europe. if people snorted REAL bath salts theyd die. not “take so much drugs you overdose” but just end up snorting bleach or some shit.

  • Didi

    They’re not Bath Salts, they’re sold as Bath Salts! Who are these politicians that say this? And is their entourage of advisors really that retarded?

    They contain Mephedrone, Methylone and other legal high substances that are legal but illegal to be sold as ‘Narcotics’.. So they are packaged as “Not for human consumption ‘Bath Salts'” and sold from ‘Legal High’ shops etc.

    The EU just banned most of these recently – albeit without any evidence of harm to the user. These states should look at the situations that arose in Ireland and the UK where these exploded about three years ago.

    But from personal experience, most of these substances can be stronger and more of a system shock than the substances they try to replace…

    And really, snorting actual bath salts.. Really? haha

  • NaturalSelection

    Hate to play devil’s advocate here, but pot can also cause paranoia and hallucinations…

  • NaturalSelection

    Hate to play devil’s advocate here, but pot can also cause paranoia and hallucinations…

  • WhiteRose

    Depends on the strain and the person… not that I know from experience ha ha just all those years of second hand Marky Mark smoke….

  • cosmicserpent

    They’re putting this on T.V. so they can give people funny ideas like snorting bath salts.

  • Anonymous

    They’re putting this on T.V. so they can give people funny ideas like snorting bath salts.

  • Liber Lotus

    Pff.. Bath salts, cough syrup, canned air, bathroom cleaners.. I’m sure glad that devil’s weed is well criminalized in the US!! In reality, I’m sure glad I’m Canadian lol…

    • jacccccckey

      your stupid canadian, we just like to have fun…not my fault my version of fun is getting fucked uppp.

  • Liber Lotus

    Pff.. Bath salts, cough syrup, canned air, bathroom cleaners.. I’m sure glad that devil’s weed is well criminalized in the US!! In reality, I’m sure glad I’m Canadian lol…

  • Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran

    Is this like the craze where parents were advised their teens may be listening to mood altering music? Hey don’t play the bath salts in reverse or you’ll hear a MESSAGE FROM SALTAN!

  • Liberal Atheist Combat Veteran

    Is this like the craze where parents were advised their teens may be listening to mood altering music? Hey don’t play the bath salts in reverse or you’ll hear a MESSAGE FROM SALTAN!

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  • Fakefriction

    exactly dude. it was a year ago when shit went down over this in europe. if people snorted REAL bath salts theyd die. not “take so much drugs you overdose” but just end up snorting bleach or some shit.

  • Fakefriction

    exactly dude. it was a year ago when shit went down over this in europe. if people snorted REAL bath salts theyd die. not “take so much drugs you overdose” but just end up snorting bleach or some shit.

  • Fakefriction

    exactly dude. it was a year ago when shit went down over this in europe. if people snorted REAL bath salts theyd die. not “take so much drugs you overdose” but just end up snorting bleach or some shit.

  • jacccccckey

    your stupid canadian, we just like to have fun…not my fault my version of fun is getting fucked uppp.

  • Jen

    Ok it’s not actual bath salts that are getting kids high. Its stuff labelled as bath salts in head shops. If you actually read the ingredients it won’t say sea salt or sodium as the first ingredient. Instead it will say one of these ingredients:  
    3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone)3,4  Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone)4-Methoxymethcathinone4-Fluoromethcathinone3-Fluoromethcathinone
     Soooo you won’t find your kid in bath & beyond. I hate how not educating the media can be.

  • Jen

    Ok it’s not actual bath salts that are getting kids high. Its stuff labelled as bath salts in head shops. If you actually read the ingredients it won’t say sea salt or sodium as the first ingredient. Instead it will say one of these ingredients:  
    3,4-Methylenedioxymethcathinone (Methylone)3,4  Methyenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) 4-Methylmethcathinone (Mephedrone)4-Methoxymethcathinone4-Fluoromethcathinone3-Fluoromethcathinone
     Soooo you won’t find your kid in bath & beyond. I hate how not educating the media can be.

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