One-third of those who had tried bath salts said they used them only once or twice, which suggests that experimentation is the most common type of use. However, 18 percent of bath salts users said they used the drugs 40 or more times in the last year.
Bath salts are synthetic amphetamine-like stimulants that have become increasingly popular in recent years. Typically, it’s in the form of a crystalline powder that resembles but has nothing to do with bathing products like Epsom salts. The drugs have been linked with numerous health problems and deaths, accounting for more than 20,000 emergency room visits in the United States in 2011, the researchers said. Read