Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bath Salt Epidemic

Recently the local recovery community has been deeply affected by the use of Bath Salts. Many people straight out of treatment who have not adjusted to living in recovery are highly susceptible to "legal highs". The products are sold over the counter and often are not tested for by Sober Living facilities; therefore the addict mind sees an opportunity to rationalize using. Unfortunately these products are far from safe, and have severe consequences to say the least. After a short time using "Bath Salts" the user may experience symptoms very similar to those of a paranoid schizophrenic. Users report extreme cravings for the drug after coming down from their high; similar to the cravings a cocaine or methamphetamine user experiences. As with methamphetamine or cocaine abuse, many users may need help to stop using the drug. Please do not let the fact that this substance is sold over the counter confuse you, it is a hard drug that is highly addictive and extremely dangerous.

If you or your loved one is suffering as a result of "Bath Salt" abuse please call Intervention 911 for help!

888. 866. 4911

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