Tuesday, June 21, 2011
"Bath Salts" and Your Teenager
"Bath Salts" are packaged drugs sold under innocent sounding names like "Ivory Wave," "Purple Wave," Hurri9cane Charley," and "Aura." Although some of these packages have been found to contain mephedrone, a central nervous system stimulant, since there is so little oversight, the packages could in fact contain amphetamine, or sugar. (Or cyanide, for that matter.) These misleadingly labeled substances are sold in head shops, gas stations, and over the Internet.Stimulants can cause euphoria, high blood pressure, strove, and heart attack, and the DEA has named these substances "Drugs of Concern" in a prelude to making them illegal. ( http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/01/earlyshow/health/main7305536.shtml )Don't assume your teenager is treating herself to a bubblebath if you see these packages in your house!