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Health Dangers of Bath Salts
Bath salts, the synthetic drug also known as MDVP or methylenedioxypyrovalerone, has been found to be more dangerous than cocaine which causes much reason for alarm. This drug causes prolonged effects of the neurotransmitters responsible for dopamine and norepinephrine by blocking reuptake at brain nerve cells. The result is increased hyperactivity, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure and symptoms that pose extreme health risks to the user.
Recent studies that were conducted in rodents found the bath salts to be even more deadly and to have greater dangers than cocaine. Unfortunately, bath salts are also highly addictive. Recent increases in the use of bath salts have caused great concerns for health & treatment professionals throughout the country. Thousands of patients have shown up in hospitals suffering deadly symptoms as a result of having used bath salts.
Treatment for Bath Salt Addiction
Bath salt addiction is a new issue of concern for treatment professionals and therefore there is little evidence based information to back treatment for the addiction. However, this doesn’t mean that there is not adequate treatment and care available for those who do suffer from this dangerous addiction. Treatment for bath salt addiction must include a safe detoxification period followed by counseling to ensure that the issues or psychiatric problems that led to the bath salt use are also treated.
Bath salts can cause psychosis, agitation, and suicidal tendencies that last many days after the drug is used. For this reason, it is recommended that those who are addicted to bath salts or even those who have simply used the drug on occasion, be monitored for safety and well-being. Treatment methods which have been proven effective for those who abuse methamphetamine or amphetamines are often effective for those who abuse bath salts too.
If you or someone you know is addicted to bath salts and needs help, contact Treatment Centers today by calling 1-888-885-4616 to speak with a live treatment professional. Help is available in the form of inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment and psychiatric support to ensure a safe and lasting recovery from addiction.
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