SHATTER THE MYTHS WITH FACTS



FACT #1

The term "bath salts" refers to an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulants found naturally in the khat plant. (NIDA)
 

 FACT #2

SPICE, a synthetic cannabinoid, can raise blood pressure and cause reduced blood supply to the heart (myocardial ischemia), and in some cases it has been associated with heart attacks. (NIDA)
 

FACT #3

"Pink" belongs to a family of deadly synthetic opioids far more potent than heroin or morphine. It is usually imported to the United States, mainly from illicit labs in China. The drug can be toxic-even in small doses. It is typically taken by itself or combined with other drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. (NIDA)


FACT #4

Bath salts typically take the form of a white or brown crystalline powder and are sold in small plastic or foil packages labeled "not for human consumption." (NIDA)


FACT #5

The American Association of Poison Control Centers supports the nation's 55 poison centers in their efforts to prevent and treat poison exposures. Poison Centers offer free, confidential medical advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. This service provides a primary resource for poisoning information and helps reduce costly hospital visits through in-home treatment. (AAPCC)


FACT #6

Molly is dangerous because of the toxic mix of unknown chemicals; users have no idea what they're taking or at what dose. The formulas for synthetic drugs keep changing, and they're manufactured with no regard to how they affect the user. (DEA)