18 Apr Bath Salts: Should a Parent be Concerned?
If you hear your kids talking about bath salts you should definitely be concerned. Chances are they’re not talking about sweet smelling crystals they use to relax in the tub. They’re talking about a new “designer drug” that is widely available over the internet and in the corner market. Because these bath salts circumvent existing drug control laws, they are accessible to anyone of any age who has the ability to pay for them.
In contrast to traditional bath salts that are used by people to relax, these new bath salts act as hallucinogenic amphetamines when ingested. Because they are “uncontrolled” they represent great challenges to parents, school boards, law enforcement officials, physicians and hospitals. They are dangerous to our kids and parents need to make sure they are discussing these dangers with them. For more information on bath salts, check out this fantastic article by Matt McMillen on WebMD http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/bath-salts-drug-dangers