Types of designer street drugs.
common types of designer street drugs are bath salts and spice:
Bath salts (also known as ivory wave and
vanilla sky) are chemically similar to
cocaine or crystal methamphetamine. Typically marketed as salts one would use in an actual bathtub
or plant food, they cause a host of negative side effects including
disorientation, racing heartbeat, confusion, aggression and seizures, to name a
few. Teens abuse bath salts for their energy and euphoria-inducing effects.
first two months of 2011, the American Association of Poison Control Centers
fielded an unprecedented number of calls concerning bath salt overdoses. As of
July 2011, at least 28 states have banned bath salts, which are typically sold
for $25 to $50 per 50-milligram packet at convenience stores and head shops.
Unfortunately, bath salts are still available for purchase online.
Spice (also called K2, moon rock and
fake marijuana) is a drug made from shredded dried plant materials and
chemicals. It is chemically similar to marijuana, except spice speeds, rather
than slows, heart rate and breathing.
Spice causes side effects such as drowsiness,
relaxation, paranoia, nausea, appetite loss, hallucinations, rapid breathing
and restlessness. In March of 2011, the United States Drug Enforcement
Administration published a final notice on the federal register regarding the
emergency ban of five chemicals commonly used in spice.
Warning about designer street
designer street drugs’ seemingly harmless packaging deceive you. They are
incredibly dangerous and can result in death.
Treating designer street drug use
for designer street drug addiction involves medically supervised
detoxification, behavioral therapy and continuing care.