Synthetic cathinones, more commonly known as "bath salts," are synthetic (human-made) drugs chemically related to cathinone, a stimulant found in the khat plant. Read the DrugFacts
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- The Changing Face of Recreational Drug Use - Cerebrum (January 2016)
- Messages from the Director: "Bath Salts" - Emerging and Dangerous Products
- New findings on the active chemicals found in “bath salts” add justification to the growing health concern
- Sara Bellum Blog: Keep “Bath Salts” in the Tub (September, 2011)
- Office of National Drug Control Policy: Synthetic Drugs
- MEDLINEplus Health Information on Drug Abuse - National Library of Medicine, NIH
- www.abovetheinfluence.com - Office of National Drug Control Policy
- healthfinder.gov - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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NIDA. (2014, December 13). Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts). Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/synthetic-cathinones-bath-salts