Bath Salts: Addiction Effects and Treatment

Synthetic cathinones, also known as bath salts, are relatively new drugs that are popular among teens and young adults.

Bath salts can be swallowed, snorted, smoked, or injected; causing thoughts of delusion, aggression, and psychosis.

Street names for bath salts include: Ivory Wave, Cloud Nine, Ocean Snow, and Stardust.


There are over 80 chemicals that can be found in bath salts, and little is known about how these may affect the brain and body.

Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is the most commonly reported ingredient in bath salts, along with other stimulants like mephedrone and methylone.

Side-effects of bath salts include:

  •      Panic attacks
  •      Paranoia
  •      Suicidal thoughts
  •      Headache
  •      Dizziness
  •      Nosebleeds
  •      Psychotic delusions
  •      Aggression
  •      Kidney and liver failure
  •      Death

Continued abuse of bath salts can lead to tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

Bath Salts Treatment

Behavioral therapy, individual counseling, group therapy and addiction education, will help aide in recovery. Contact Elan for more information regarding our treatment services today.