Why are bath salts and teenagers so inextricably linked?They have become an alarming drug trend because the salts are sold under the guise of cosmetic bath-time aids and can be difficult to spot. This new trend of drug use can be a parent’s worst nightmare because they are under-the-radar and still relatively unknown (National Institutes of Health).
Bath Salts and Teenagers: How to Recognize Their UseBath salts are sold in small foil or plastic packages and are usually labeled as “plant food” and may have a warning which says “not for human consumption.” The drugs have a deceptively innocent packaging to go along with its unassuming name, but are illegal in the United States and contain chemicals banned by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).There are a multitude of signs and symptoms associated with bath salts use, many of which can be harmful and life threatening. If you suspect that your teenager or another loved one is consuming bath salts, a few symptoms you might look for are:
- Extreme Paranoia
- Loss of Appetite
- Violent Behavior
- Chest Pains
Bath Salts and Teenagers: Slang NamesThe bath salts go by a variety of slang names which are usually inconspicuous. A few of these terms are: Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, White Lightning, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, Plant Food, Mad Cow, Cloud Nine, and Bloom.Teenagers use of bath salts continues to be a growing concern for parents, as more and more high school students experiment with different kinds of substances. According to the National institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 12 percent of high school seniors have tried synthetic pot, and another five percent have tried hallucinogens.The unfortunate truth is that teenagers in the United States have access to drugs, and they need to be educated about the incredibly harmful effects of synthetic drugs such as bath salts.
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