Tripping on Bath Salts

Alright, so I have to admit that even after 19 years of sobriety, I am still amazed at what people (teens in this case) will do to get high. I don’t mean the lengths they will go to obtain their drug of choice, but more the substances they will use to get high. Bath Salts. Yes, bath salts. Not the type you use in your home, because those don’t actually get you high, but a product called Ivory Wave which is sold as bath salts. I just like how mephedrone was sold as plant food. Ivory Wave contains MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) and other stimulant drugs.

So, bath salts – dangerous drugs – are sold with a sort of a ‘wink and nod’ to people who want to get a ‘legal high.’ Fortunately, the DEA (U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration invoked their emergency authority because, it’s ‘necessary to protect the public from the imminent hazard posed by these dangerous chemicals.” Unfortunately though, the action will not take place for another 30 days, which is during the second week of October 2011. Once the action takes place it will be in force for 1 year, with a possibility of extension for another 6 months.

Why? Well, it gives the Department of Health and Human Services time to get the groundwork to make it a permanent ban.

What are the drugs in Bath Salts?

They are now to be declared to be Schedule I substances, which is the most restricted.

  • Mephedrone (methylmethcathinone, also known as M-Cat, Meow, 4-MMC, or Bubbles)
  • Methylone (methylenedioxymethcathinone, also known as bk-MDMA, M1, or Explosion), and
  • Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV, also known as NRG-1)

Bath Salts Drugs are Untested

Mephedrone and methylone are synthetic chemical derivatives of the psychedelic herb khat. All three of the newly banned drugs share properties of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, and psychedelics (or empathogens), such as ecstasy. Users of these drugs are reported to compulsively seek repeated doses.

None of these drugs has been tested in humans. Unlike drugs approved for human consumption, none is made under an open and controlled manufacturing process. Users often do not know which drug they actually are taking -- making it impossible to control dosage, which differs drastically from drug to drug.


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.

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this 'shit' is serious

this shit is serious buisness..... I tried it one time... and it Ruined my entire life... lost freinds family ..... After almost 18 months of non stop usage I am clean... It was not easy but I'm doing what needs to be done in my life... Im 19 years old have a full time job looking into Culinary school and living a happy life after almost 18 months of a night mare..... Bathsalts are not a joke... they still exist and kids still use them... The fact that they're legal makes it worse.... kids dont understand that just because it's legal doesnt mean it's safe...... if you or anyone you know is taking Bathsalts and/or Glass cleaner get help before it's too late...

Noted... Usaf Korgath

Response To Bath Salts

Usaf -

Thanks for your response, and we've published this here with the hope it can help someone who might be considering Bath Salts abuse or might be in the throws of it.

We are glad to hear you've worked hard to turn your life around. Hope the Culinary School works out for you. Please keep us posted!

Recovery Rob

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