There are two categories of bath salts. One category makes baths healing and more enjoyable. The other is what is taken to get high. The latter produces extreme feelings of euphoria, positive energy, alertness, aptitude in social situations, and increased sex drive.
A few years ago, Bath Salts came to mainstream attention when a man was caught on video eating the face of a homeless man in Miami. The police tried to stop him but were only able to do so after shooting him four times. This is a good example of what kind of psychosis the use of bath salts can bring on.
Cathinone is a natural substance found in khat, a native African plant. When one chews on its leaves, a mild sensation of tranquility is felt. Once the plant is harvested, the quality that creates the feeling of tranquility is quickly lost. Cathinones created in a lab by a chemist to imitate the khat plant are much stronger.
These are called synthetic cathinones, which includes bath salts, and they have been fatal for many drug abusers. Many users feel that taking Bath Salts is not dangerous because it is harvested from a plant. This confusion of information creates a false sense of security that makes Bath Salts even more dangerous.
Lowered inhibitions, elation, and positive sensations give way to paranoia, panic attacks, and agitation. This can occur with the first use or with prolonged use of the drug. Addiction treatment that is custom-made to address individual characteristics of the dependency, is recommended for the best chances at a successful long-term recovery.