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Bath Salts with Dr. Michael Baumann

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Dr. Michael Bauman speaking:

There are a variety of synthetic drugs that are currently a problem.

The first type are the synthetic stimulants, otherwise known as bath salts or synthetic cathinones.

The reason that people take bath salts is because they can have positive mood effects and increased energy.

However, the drugs also cause serious side effects such as paranoia, hallucinations, hyperthermia, increased heart rate, and in some cases, death.

The most important thing to remember about bath salts is that these are dangerous substances, and there are inherent risks in using these substances.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has a website and they specifically have information related to bath salts and the dangers of these substances.
 

This page was last updated April 2013