Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)

An emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, a stimulant found naturally in the khat plant. Examples of such chemicals include mephedrone, methylone, and 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV).

Street Names: Bath Blow, Bloom, Blue Silk, Bubbles, Cloud Nine, Cosmic Blast, Flakka, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Salting, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning, Wicked X

Possible Health Effects: Increased heart rate and blood pressure; euphoria; increased sociability and sex drive; paranoia, agitation, and hallucinations; violent behavior; sweating; nausea, vomiting; insomnia; irritability; dizziness; depression; panic attacks; reduced motor control; cloudy thinking.

Bowl of lavender spa bath salt.