Bath Salts and Other Designer Drugs
Although the reputation of dead sea salts stretches back several decades, the use of bath salts dates back at least 2021 years. People have been aware that chemical compounds can be absorbed through the skin. The first trace of bath salt came from ancient Egypt. At the time, bath salts were used for treating water-borne diseases.
In the course of history, there have been a variety of uses for bath salt. Today, bath salt is used to treat a variety of conditions. One of these conditions is severe insomnia. Although insomnia has a broad range of causes, the most common ones include stress, trauma, altered sleeping habits, and hallucinations, both mental and physical. Many psychotherapists believe that bath salts can be useful in treating sleep disorders because they contain trace amounts of magnesium and sodium, two substances that help stimulate serotonin production in the brain and alleviate feelings of paranoia and anxiety.
According to some experts, bath salts can also be addictive. They state that the body can adjust to a certain amount of bath salts, and that the user’s tolerance level increases. As a result, the user’s need for the substance then shoots up. This may result to increased usage and addiction, which can lead to substance abuse and addiction. However, the substance is not completely addictive because it only induces relaxation; it does not elevate the drug’s impact on the body to the extent that it would result to dependence.
Another surprising drug found in bath salts is mephedrone. Mephedrone is usually sold as crystal meth; it is about 30 times more potent than cocaine. Although it is widely considered harmless, it still has some of the same side effects as cocaine. For example, it can produce euphoria, alertness, paranoia, and speed. It is illegal in most countries and has very high health risk, especially for use among minors.
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Bath salts are very popular, especially after parties, rave or house parties. When someone wants to get high and feel good, these substances are the way to go. They have their own set of fans, especially the younger generation. The trend is also catching up with other people who want to get high but don’t want the drastic change of using substances such as marijuana or heroin. In this trend, they try to recreate the same effects through designer drugs.
Designer bath salts are usually prepared by mixing baking soda and other substances. There are various ways to do this, but one of the easiest is to mix the substance with some water. Mixing it with warm water produces the substance known as “bath salts.” Although there are different types of bath salts, most of them are made from substances which are derived from herbs.
Although bath salts are sold widely, they are made illegal in some countries. This is because of the threat these drugs pose to public safety. These drugs were first made illegal in Poland after people started to buy them in large amounts. In July of last year, the government made it illegal to buy, sell, or distribute them.
Aside from bath salts, another substance that falls under the heading of “designer drugs” is mephedrone. This is a dangerous stimulant that has gotten a lot of attention from national and local law enforcement. Mephedrone is made from three different amphetamines which are cathinone, methyphenamine, and dopamine. Because of the way it gets distributed and the fact that it is considered a controlled substance, it is controlled in much the same way as bath salts are. Authorities from all over the world are on a constant lookout for new variations of this drug.