Tuesday, June 7, 2011

“Bath Salts” to Get High

A new and dangerous craze is smoking, snorting, injecting or swallowing a product labeled as “bath salts” or “plant food”, which has been available at some convenience stores. On the street, it goes by such names as Cloud 9, Blizzard, Ivory Snow, Vanilla Sky, and Red Dove. Poison control centers are getting 10 X more calls for this substance than last year. The drug can cause paranoia, suicidal thoughts, violence, and death. Some states, but not all, have made the product illegal.

See Prescriber’s Letter, March, 2011, p. 18

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