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1 “Bath Salts” 11

2 Street Names White Rush Cloud Nine Ivory Wave Ocean Snow Charge Plus White Lightning Scarface Hurricane Charlie Red Dove Blue Silk Zoom, Bloom Sextasy Purple Wave 22222

3 Designer High? “Bath Salts” are one of the newest designer drugs to hit the North American market in the past couple of years. “Bath Salts” have been described to have both stimulant like qualities as well as hallucinogenic attributes. 33

4 How it’s Made! However, there are 3 main chemical ingredients used in the production of “Bath Salts”: Mephedrone MDPV Methylone 44

5 Legal?? Canada’s Health Minister announced that they will be listing MDPV which is one of the key ingredients in “Bath Salts” on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. However, as of right now it is still legal. 55

6 What is MDPV? MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone) is a synthetic cathinone. Cathinone is found in the East African shrub known as khat. 66

7 New Kid on the Block? Although MDPV and other cathinones have been used in the past as an appetite suppressant, their use as a recreational drugs is fairly new. 77

8 Marketing 101 There seems to be no one set demographic that is targeted; however, it is speculated that the ease of obtaining “Bath Salts” through decriminalized means is part of its popularity. 88

9 Are You in the Know? Due to recent crack downs on the sale of “Bath Salts”. Business’ have forced to become more creative. Although this store in Louisiana clearly states that they refuse service. They were busted just days later with a very large quantity of “Bath Salts” the purchaser just needed to know the correct way in asking for it. 99

10 Steadily Rising In 2010 there was an estimated 303 calls received to Poison Control Centres concerning “Bath Salts” compared to 7,000+ received in 2012. 10

11 Method of Use “Bath Salts” can be snorted, smoked, injected but can also be mixed into alcoholic beverages. “Bath Salts” are sold in powder or tablet form to be primarily taken orally. The cost of “Bath Salts” ranges from $25- 30 for ½ gram package. The drug can take up to 30 minutes to take effect and can last approximately 6 hours. However, some users have claimed for the high to last longer. 11

12 Short Term Effects “Bath Salts” are known to produce side effects similar to Meth and Cocaine such as: Elevated heart rate Hypertension Irritability Extreme paranoia Delusions of super-human strength and invincibility Hallucinations 12

13 The Director at the Louisiana Poison Center, called bath salts "the worst drug" he has seen in his 20 years there. "With LSD, you might see pink elephants, but with this drug, you see demons, aliens, extreme paranoia, heart attacks, and superhuman strength like Superman" 13

14 Long Term Effects Because of the newness of “Bath Salts” little if anything is known regarding its long term effects. However, the more the user does the worse the symptoms become. Extreme fatigue, depression, and paranoia and irritability are side effects that commonly reported when the drug begins to wear off. 14


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