When in need of Bath Salts Detox our Treatment can Help
Treating Bath Salts abuse and addiction has been a challenge because up until recently healthcare professionals did not understand the addictive capabilities. As a result, people desperately in need of Bath Salts detox treatment have been left unaided.
What are Bath Salts?
Although the name sounds nontoxic, in truth the combination of ingredients, MDPV (methylenedioxypyrovalerone), methylone and mephedrone make the drug Bath Salts one of the most difficult to control. Nevertheless, the Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act, signed into effect in July 2012 made using the drug and possession illegal.
Manufacturers of the drug fix labels such as “not for human consumption”, “phone screen cleaner”, “plant food”, “bath salts” and “jewelry cleaner”; that allow them to fly under the radar and get their drug out there. With enticing names such as “Purple Wave”, “Vanilla Sky”, “Ivory Wave” and “Bliss” it is important that people are not deceived by the name and recognize Bath Salts for what they are… a toxic and deadly combination.
Physical and Psychological Addiction
Bath Salts present a potential for dependency both physically and psychologically. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, as well as poison control centers and medical professionals have witnessed a significant increase in the number of people suffering from the drugs side effects and caution to its toxic abilities. Healthcare professionals recommend a medical drug detox treatment as the first step in overcoming Bath Salts abuse or addiction.
Bath Salts Abuse and Side Effects
Bath Salts can be snorted, injected into the vein, smoked or mixed in foods or drinks and ingested. Similar to the effects of Ecstasy, feelings of elation and power are the most appealing effects; however those feelings do not last, which results in a craving for more of the drug.
Many individuals that abuse Bath Salts experience the following side effects.
- Muscle damage
- Chest pains and high blood pressure
- Kidney failure and death
- Delusions and hallucinations of extreme violence
- Extreme psychosis resulting in suicide
Bath Salts Detox Treatment and Recovery
There were no tests available to detect Bath Salts abuse and no clear path for treatment. In short, the drug has been a challenge in addiction treatment. Medical detox is seen as the preferred method for Bath Salts detox treatment with intravenous (IV) therapy as the most recommended.
After the patient has successfully completed detox, enrolling in a rehab treatment program to help continue sobriety is strongly encouraged.
An important note to how quickly Bath Salts abuse has spread, in 2010 there were 303 poison control center calls regarding the drug. Just one year later that number had jumped to 2,371. Clearly, this designer drug is not going away anytime soon.
If you have questions about Bath Salts detox treatment or concern about a loved one using the drug, call Gallus Detox Center at 888-314-0453. All calls are confidential.