The use of bath salts among teens and young adults is fast becoming the drug of choice to obtain a “legal high” because of their relative low cost as well as their ease of acquisition.
“Designer drugs are simply legal substances that have been modified to produce a high,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “The concept of designer drugs isn’t new; in fact, it has been around for decades. Individuals discovered that they could obtain a high from ordinary chemicals such as paint thinners, glue and aerosol cans. The effects of the substances being manipulated are becoming increasingly dangerous compared to their predecessors. And, the abuse is growing at an alarming rate. Unless lawmakers enact laws banning bath salts, we’re going to have a new type of drug epidemic on our hands.”
Bath salts are commonly smoked, snorted and injected. Their effects have been compared to a hallucinogenic cocaine, with users experiencing much of the same devastating and dangerous side effects such as convulsions, high blood pressure, heart attacks and even death.
If you know or suspect that your teen or young adult is abusing bath salts or any other type of substance, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center offers professional intervention services to assist you in getting them the help that they need to recover. For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober.
The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 13 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.
The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Waters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.