Bath Salts Information
Bath Salts are illegal in Maine! The Old Town Police Department has had several cases involving individuals on Bath Salts. Yes, Bath Salts are in Old Town, Maine and in the surrounding areas! There is an extremely high risk of harm to anyone using this synthetic drug as a substitute for cocaine and methamphetamines. Bath Salts are a synthetic cathinone that stimulate the central nervous system. Some common names for Bath Salts are: Monkey Dust, Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave, White Rush and "Plant Food" or "Plant Fertilizer". Bath Salts are often labled as "not fit for human consumption" as a way to avoid any legal prosecution and have been known to be injected, smoked, snorted or swallowed. The use of this drug and other variations of synthetic type drugs that resemble the effects of Bath Salts are showing up in communities all over the State, Country and other Countries all over the world. This drug is very dangerous especially mixed with any other types of drugs.
The majority of people using Bath Salts in Maine appear to be between 20-40 years old with limited numbers of use in the lower or higher age groups. Bath Salt use in higher doses over a period of time can become addictive as with any other drugs that stimulate the brain. Some signs and risks of using Bath Salts can be Anxiety, Agitation, Fits, Dlusions, Diminished Sleep, Nosebleeds, Increased Heart Rate, A Heightened Sense of Awareness and Lack of Appetite. Frequency in use, higher doses and mixing with other drugs may cause Seizures, Hallucinations, Severe Paranoia, Panic Attacks, Muscle Spasms, Aggression, Increased Blood Pressure, Loss of Bowel Control and an increased risk of Renal Failure.
For more information on Bath Salts, please visit the State of Maine Department of Education website.