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Study Shows That Bath Salts are More Addictive Than Meth

Study Shows That Bath Salts are More Addictive Than Meth

  Since the emergence of cathinone-based bath salts as a popular recreational stimulant, scientists have been trying to determine why users take this “legal high” when they have such a disturbing and dangerous array of effects on behavior. In one of the first laboratory studies of MDPV (a bath salt; 3, 4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone), scientists at The Scripps Research Institute found that these psychostimulant drugs are more addictive than meth, which is regarded as one of the most … Read entire article »

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Khat: Another Banned Substance

  Have you ever heard of “khat”? If you answered “no,” you are hardly alone.  Until today I hadn’t either.  Pronounced “cot,” like the folding bed that someone sleeps in, khat is a traditional African and Middle Eastern drug that is derived from a green plant named catha edulis that is native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. It is also known as Arabian Tea. A highly addictive drug, khat is categorized as a stimulant that creates feelings of euphoria and elation, as well as feelings of increased alertness and arousal.  The main psychoactive ingredients in khat are cathine and cathinone, chemicals that are structurally similar to—but less potent than—amphetamine. Cathine, a Schedule IV drug, and cathinone, a Schedule I drug, are khat’s two active ingredients.  Cathine and cathinone are illegal substances … Read entire article »

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Feeling a bit “Salty” Anyone – The Morphing of Bath Salts?

Feeling a bit “Salty” Anyone – The Morphing of Bath Salts?

  Designer drugs are nothing new.  From ecstasy to Methamphetamines- mad scientists have been concocting dangerous mixtures for years.  But a new drug has authorities worried about it potency and its effects- not just on the human body, but the mind as well.  Many people have recently heard the story of a Miami man who seemingly went insane, attacking a fellow homeless person- and eating his face off.  Reports indicated he was on drugs.  No … Read entire article »

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