Over the past few years, the public eye has zoomed in on a drug with an innocent name but dangerous consequences. The drug known as bath salts emerged in the mid-2000s. Since then, there have been many bizarre cases of violence and psychotic outbursts from users. As dangerous as this drug is, it is still very easily accessed since it is still legally sold in a dozen states and over the internet. If you find yourself or someone you know abusing bath salts, New Jersey detox centers can help rid your body of the substance and start living a physically and mentally healthier life.
How can bath salts negatively affect me?
Users of bath salts take the drug for an intended high that causes feelings of euphoria, social joy, and a boosted sex drive. Effects may begin 5 to 30 minutes after administration and last 2 to 7 hours, depending on whether the drug was ingested or snorted. However, there is a plethora of unpleasant side effects that come with the synthetic makeup of bath salts.
Although formulas for bath salts vary, the most common ingredient in the drug is methylenedioxypyrovalerone, commonly referred to as MDPV. The effects of MDPV in any drug can cause intense and prolonged panic attacks and psychosis. Aside from euphoria, bath salts specifically can cause mental side effects including increased alertness and awareness, anxiety, and agitation.
Psychically, bath salts can cause rapid heartbeat, constriction of blood vessels and increased blood pressure, chest pains, and sweating. The drug has also been known to cause long-term negative effects on skeletal muscle tissue and possible kidney failure. Other reported effects of bath salts are hallucinations, extreme paranoia, delusions, extreme violent behavior, and suicidal thoughts.
New Jersey Detox Can Help with Abuse of Bath Salts
If you or a loved one has experienced the negative consequences of this drug and wish to rid your body of the harmful, toxic chemicals in bath salts, the Discovery Institute can help. Our New Jersey detox center provides a supportive environment with licensed medical staff that will assist you in coming off of bath salts as safely as possible. Contact us for help with your detoxification today.