Posted on: 10 November 2015
Approximately 50% of seniors in high school have abused some kind of drug, and 1.3% of them have tried bath salts. If your child is addicted to bath salts, below is some information about what they are, and some methods on how you can help you child get off them.
Bath salts (synthetic cathinones) contain synthetic chemicals that can be found in the khat plant. Street names of this drug include:
- White Lightning
- Cosmic Blast
- Cloud Nine
- Vanilla Sky
- Lunar Wave
Bath salts look like brown or white powder, and are sold in either foil packages or small plastic bags. In many cases, a label is placed on the packaging that says it is sold as a jewelry cleaner, or a lens cleaner for eye glasses. This is simply a way that drug dealers conceal this product as a drug. People inject, snort, or swallow the powder.
Your child will show some signs if they are on this drug. Some of these signs include an increase in blood pressure and heart rate, a feeling of euphoria, and an increase in energy. They may also feel depressed, dizzy, or have seizures.
The type of treatment your child receives depends on how long they have been using this drug, and how addicted they are to it. If the addiction is very bad, a drug treatment center will likely suggest that your child be admitted to their drug rehab hospital so your child can be monitored at all times. This also allows the people at the center to watch your child so they can address the symptoms they have. They may use medication if your child is going through detox to help them get through this difficult time.
Besides providing your child with medical care, they will attend support groups. The center will teach your child what this drug is doing to their body.
If your child has not been using bath salts for long and is not severely addicted to them, they may be able to be treated in an outpatient treatment program. This treatment includes your child visit the drug center regularly the center can monitor them. They will teach your child how to deal with triggers or stay away from people that do these drugs. The center can help you and other family members how you can help your child at home.
Make sure the treatment center is experienced with addiction to bath salts, so they can provide your child with the best care.Share