Bath Salts Effects – Drug Guide | Victory Bay Recovery Center
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Victory Bay Drug Guide

Synthetic cathinones, commonly known as “bath salts,” are man-made stimulants that are chemically similar to cathinone. While cathinone can be found in the khat plant and is generally a mild stimulant, bath salts are created to be much stronger (and more dangerous).

Usually found in a white or brown crystal-like powder, bath salts should not be confused with Epsom salts that are often used for bathing. Synthetic cathinones can be snorted, swallowed, smoked, or injected and can induce extreme symptoms on the brain.

Bath Salts Abuse


Those who use bath salts often use them because they’re a more affordable alternative to drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine. While they deliver similar effects, bath salts’ effects can be over 10 times more powerful and include things like:

  • An overall “rush”
  • Hallucinations
  • Tingling in your extremities
  • Improved mood
  • Sexual stimulation

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Dangers & Effects

Packages of bath salts can contain unknown dose sizes, giving the user a high potential for overdose. In addition, there are several dangerous short-term and long-term bath salts side effects, including:

Short-term effects include:

  • Agitation
  • Panic attacks
  • Confusion
  • Nausea and abdominal pain
  • Paranoia
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness

Long-term effects include:

  • Anorexia
  • Increased risk of heart attack
  • Psychosis
  • Self-injurious behavior and/or suicidal thoughts
  • Increased risk of liver failure
  • Bone pain
  • Increased risk of kidney damage


Bath salts are highly addictive and can induce a tolerance in those who use them regularly. This means a higher dose of the drug is required to achieve the same effects. This can lead to bath salts drug abuse and as this happens, the body becomes dependent on the drug. Once a user decides to stop using bath salts, like withdrawal symptoms can occur:

  • Depression
  • Memory loss
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Delirium
  • Gastric issues

Treatment Option

A bath salts addiction can be dangerous. At Victory Bay, we encourage you to seek bath salts rehab to eliminate your dependence and get back on track to living a long, healthy life. At our state-of-the-art facility, we offer rehab programs in a friendly, comfortable environment and professional doctors and staff members to help you through your journey. You’ll enjoy the medication, support, and care you need to recover successfully, avoid the long-term effects of bath salts, and live without an addiction.