Bath Salts Resources

We’ve been hearing a lot about “bath salts” lately. We’re in the process of putting together some harm reduction tips and strategies, but in the meantime – here are some links that we’ve found to learn more about bath salts, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV, MDPK) – the synthetic stimulants that they contain.

Harm reduction and bath salts/general information:

Mephedrone: harm reduction advice

Mephedrone: Lifeline publications at Exchange Supplies

Mephedrone postcard: Lifeline publications

“Use Your Head: Harm Reduction Information” – Ana Liffey Drug Project

Methylenedioxypyrovalerone from TRIP!

MDPV from Dancesafe

Mephedrone Basics

Mephedrone at FRANK

Mephedrone at Erowid

Mephedrone at Drugs-Forum

The Use of Mephedrone (M-cat, Meow) in Middlesbrough

Blogs:

Bath Salts Wiki

Our Decade’s New Obsession on Tumblr

From Just Say Know:

What are the ingredients in bath salt?

Bath Salts Banned States

Bath Salts Craze Hits US

From the fix:

A New Wave of Designer Drugs, For Sale at Your Local Deli

Calgon, Take Me Away…In Cuffs

From Transform Drug Policy Foundation

Christmas comes early for gangsters as three more drugs are criminalized

Mephedrone and the ACMD: lessons from BZP and New Zealand’s ‘Class D’ experiment?

Pre-election prohibition fast-track for mephedrone

Resources and reports:

Mephedrone Briefing: Centre for Public Health

Risk assessment report of a new psychoactive substance: 4-methylmethcathinone (mephedrone)

Public Attitudes towards Mephedrone

In the News:

An Alarming New Stimulant, Legal in Many States

Bath salts and other weird highs

A mephedrone user explains how and why he takes the drug

Feds Arrest Ten in First-Ever ‘Bath Salts’ Bust

Designer drug ‘bath salts’ behind wave of medical emergencies and fatalities

Clubbers ‘still using’ banned drug mephedrone

Mephedrone on borrowed time

DEA Names “Bath Salts” a Drug of Concern

Official statements:

Statement from White House Drug Policy Director on Synthetic Stimulants, a.k.a “Bath Salts” – February 2011

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