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Bath Salts: A Continued Threat

We’ve been reporting for some time now about a dangerous drug that goes by street names, such as; Bath Salts, Ivory Wave, Red Dove, Bliss and Vanilla Sky. We’ve gone so far as to even create a great Bath Salts Infographic giving a history and loads of additional information about this drug product, which is primarily made in China and India.

Over the past number of years, specifically the last few months, the national media have been reporting the spreading epidemic of people ingesting and inhaling fake ‘bath salts’ sold in head shops, liquor stores, as well as though online distributors. These people needed sedating, and were treated for heart failure, kidney failure, and some have even committed suicide. Equally shocking is that reports have come in stating how users have been tasered to no effect while on this drug. The effects can last for 3-4 days.

Based on our experience here at Pat Moore Foundation, as well as from word on the street, we would like to point out is that the substances being sold as bath salts that induces drug like behavior are not actually ‘bath salts’ at all. None of these types of drugs are found at any legitimate bath salts store. In a nutshell, this designer drug is being created, given a name, and then placed in stores where drug paraphernalia is sold.

Bath Salts are illegal in 29 states, and the DEA is considering federal action as reports of overdose are up dramatically. They are also banned in the United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, and Canada.

If you know of someone who is using bath salts, or you are, please note this important number: 1-888-426-6086. To Report an overdose: The national Poison Help hotline at 1-888-426-6086 serves as a key medical information resource.



Recovery Rob is a 47-year-old man who has more than nineteen years of sobriety, whose drugs of choice at one time were alcohol and drugs, and he has worked in and around the field of addiction for more than 20 years. Recovery Rob is a professional writer who has published two novels and is currently working on his third. He has been writing and working as Pat Moore Foundation’s premiere blogger and content writer, which helps keeps Pat Moore Foundation’s addiction and recovery blog top-rated.