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Bath salts may be more addictive than meth, study finds

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New research on bath salts is suggesting that the drug may be more addictive than meth.

Bath salts have gained popularity over recent years, playing a role in several bizarre and disturbing crimes in Florida.

It is one of the drugs included in the synthetic drugs ban; synthetic drugs are sold over the counter as substitutes to drugs like cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

However, studies have shown these drugs are no safer than the street drugs they are meant to replace, and bath salts may be one of the most dangerous.

In a recent study, rats were presented with meth and bath salts. The experiment showed rats were willing to work 10 times harder to get a dose of bath salts than they were for meth.

Like humans, the rats became highly active while they were on the drug. They licked, bit and sniffed around.

The research suggests the synthetic drug may have an even greater risk for abuse than meth.

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