teens arriving at ER after using bath salts

Posted on January 4, 2014 in alcohol and drug addiction

‘Bath Salts’ Linked to Nearly 23,000 ER Visits

“Bath salts,” a group of drugs containing amphetamine-type stimulants, are linked to an estimated 22,904 hospital emergency room visits in a single year. That’s according to the first national study tracking these drugs since their emergence five years ago.

The report is from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and is based on findings from a 2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report.

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