Synthetic Drugs

Examples of Bath Salt packaging - Photo credit: Arizona Department of Highway SafetySynthetic stimulants, like "Bath Salts," are powerful and addictive amphetamine- or methamphetamine-like stimulants. They have been known or marketed as bath salts or plant food under names including Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, Vanilla Sky or Bliss. The drugs appear as a white, tan or brown powder that is snorted, smoked, swallowed or injected.

Use of these drugs can lead to paranoia and violence, creating dangerous situations for users, the public, law enforcement, and health care professionals. People who use these drugs can suffer high temperatures, seizures, muscle breakdown, kidney failure, heart rhythm disturbances and death. Immediate medical attention is needed.

“Bath salts” are not the same as the household product sold under the same name, designed for use in the bath.

Vermont's Regulated Drugs Rule ban the manufacture, use, sale or possession of these drugs.


Bath Salts & Synthetic Drugs Information

Effects of Bath Salts: Source: American Association of Poison Control Centers

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