Bath salts or synthetic cathinones are man-made stimulant type drugs. The drugs are derived from naturally occurring cathinones, and the lab-made version is much more potent. The name bath-salts was gotten because the drug was disguised and sold as bath-salts, such as Epsom salts. The drug looks like a white or brown crystal-like powder. The drugs can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or inhaled, and create dangerous effects. Synthetic cathinones are part of the new psychoactive drugs that have popped up throughout the United States. These drugs have no legitimate medical use and are made to copy the effects of controlled substances.
Bath salts or synthetic cathinones are a cheap substitute for other stimulants such as methamphetamine and cocaine. There is much that is still unknown about how these drugs affect the human brain. However, the effects are similar to what amphetamines or cocaine would create for the user. Moreover, the drugs affect the brain in a much more powerful way than amphetamine and cocaine. For example, the effects create paranoia and irrational distrust of others. The user will experience hallucinations, which look and feel real but are not. Panic attacks are also common along with feeling excited delirium, agitation, and violent behavior.
When you take synthetic cathinones, your heart rate will raise, along with your blood pressure. Some users experience chest pain, and it will cause dehydration and ki