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Your Health September 17, 2013 Bath salts drugs & ER visits

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Street drugs called "bath salts" were linked to nearly 23,000 emergency room visits in the U.S. in 2011
that's according to a new report by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
     Bath salts are amphetamine-like stimulants that have become increasingly popular among recreational drug users in recent years.
    The drugs have nothing to do with the crystals you might sprinkle in a bathtub.
     Experts say these drugs are extremely dangerous.
     Bath salts drugs can cause heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, addiction, suicidal thoughts, psychosis and, in some cases, death especially when combined with other drugs.

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