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Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)

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The term “bath salts” refers to an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the Khat plant. Learn more

 

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Bath Salts for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2014 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Bath Salts Past Year [0.50] 0.90 0.90

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