DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”)

This brief details new research on what this emerging category of drugs does to the brain. The term “bath salts” refers to an emerging and dangerous family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the Khat plant.
Publisher: 
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Date Published: 
2012