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Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)

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Synthetic cathinones, more commonly known as "bath salts," are synthetic (human-made) drugs chemically related to cathinone, a stimulant found 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; 2015 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
Bath Salts Past Year 0.40 0.70 1.00

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Revised January 2016. Describes how synthetic cathinones, or “bath salts,” are abused, their effects on the brain, and other health effects. En Español

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