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Reporter: When is a bath salts user likely to overdose?
An estimated 20 to 30 percent of people who get high on bath salts will overdose.
So if you are thinking about starting bath salts, please call your doctor.
The good news is that you don’t have to be a big-time bath salts addict to get high.
Many people who are addicted don’t know it, but they are at high risk for overdose.
They are just not aware of it.
The bad news is they can go without sleep, they can get bored, they get distracted and they may become too high to function.
That’s the good news.
Reporter 1: Many people, particularly people with health issues, who have been taking bath salts for a long time, say they feel a lot better.
They feel energized, they feel relaxed, they don’t feel anxious or anxious.
But some people will also become depressed, too.
So, there is a real concern, and we need to be aware of that.
The CDC has said, bath salts can cause psychosis.
There is also concern about how they can lead to psychosis.
So the next time you’re thinking about taking bath salt, talk to your doctor about how bath salts might affect you.
We need to make sure we’re following all of the protocols that are in place, and that we are doing everything we can to prevent overdose and that people who take bath salts are safe.
You don’t need to take it for a whole month.
Just to get the feeling, a day or two, that you’re getting high, and you’re not getting tired or bored.
If you feel you have a headache, you don,t need to try and take it every day.
It’s a mild high.
Reporter 2: The other concern is how they’re making their money.
It is estimated that bath salts made by a few companies are worth $1 billion.
But these companies are not selling their products for free.
The companies are making a profit from each pill sold, and they are making millions of dollars in profits.
This is not a good way to run a business.
Reporter 3: Many states have been cracking down on bath salt manufacturers, but not everyone is getting it.
For years, bath salt makers were able to sell their products free of charge.
But now, some states have taken action to shut down those companies.
So that means many people who were already using bath salts may have to pay to get rid of them.
You can still find them in drugstores and online.
If someone has a prescription for bath salts that they’ve been taking for a while, but you can’t buy them, you can call your local pharmacy.
They can prescribe you some other way.
They’re not going to send you out to the drugstore, but if you have the prescription and they can help you, that would be helpful.
So be aware.
Reporter 4: This is just one way that states are cracking down, but it’s not the only one.
Many states are also looking at how to curb the sale of the products.
Some are doing so by prohibiting online sales, or restricting sales to individuals.
Other states are taking it one step further.
Some states have even banned the sale.
So people who can’t afford to buy bath salts at their local pharmacy, or who are just afraid to call a doctor, may not have a choice of where they can buy the drug.
Reporter 5: Some states are looking at banning online sales.
They’ve been looking at making it harder for individuals to buy the drugs online.
So you have to make your own arrangements, so you can go online, or you can just buy the pills at the pharmacy.
And it’s going to be very expensive.
So even if you can buy it from a pharmacy, you may not get what you need.
Reporter 6: So people should also consider getting the prescription from a doctor or other health care provider.
But for now, the only way to stop people from taking bath masks, or other products that can be used to mask an overdose, is to stop buying them.