'Bath salts' are a unique compound of drug. The chemicals it is comprised of, known as Mephedrone, Methylenedioxpyrovalerone and Methylone make them illegal in some places since cathinones can mimic the mind-altering effects of cocaine, LSD, MDMA and certain other methamphetamines. Bath salt has a myriad of street names such as Bliss, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Potpourri and others. Users may experience a number of symptoms such as Insomnia, agitation and irritability. In cases which seem more and more common, a user's perception of reality is greatly altered. Brands of bath salts are considered controlled substances. The Navy and Marine Corps have a zero tolerance policy in regards to this and any drug. The Navy's Synthetic Drug Testing Operating Guide is posted on the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP) website at www.nadap.navy.mil.
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