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Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is a designer drug that's been around since 2007 and today is a dangerously abused drug around the world. Today this product is sold as Bath Salts but when seized the designer drug was called 'Ivory Wave'. The label on this product when marketed says 'for novelty use only' but people are buying this product to get high. Ivory wave can be found on Internet sites that are based in Europe and sold in 500 mg packs. There are United Kingdom based websites where MDVP can be found and the product is called 'Energy 1'. In Pennsylvania bath salts are found under the brand name Blizzard.
Bath Salts contain many amphetamine-like chemicals like mephedrone, pyrovalerone and Methylenedioxypyrovalerone. This designer drug is a man-made powder with hallucinogenic properties that's found online and in stores that sells drug paraphernalia and there are many names these bath salts are sold under. There are other locations these products can be found such as convenience stores, discount tobacco outlets, gas stations, pawnshops, tattoo parlors and truck stops.
Some of the names sound relaxing and gentle but for sure the effects of ivory wave, bath salts or whatever names the product is sold under isn't so pleasant.
Bath Salts Names
Ivory Wave, Purple Wave, Red Dove, Blue Silk, Charge+, Ivory Snow, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Snow Leopard, Star Dust, Blizzard, White Dove, White Knight, White Lightening, Zoom, Boom, Cloud Nine, Ocean Snow, Lunar Wave, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Plant Fertilizer, Plant Food and Energy-1.
Not much is known yet in the United States as far as the extent bath salts are abused but we do know from reports that the youth population seems to be the ones primarily using this designer drug. MDVP isn't approved for medical use in the United States and is not classified as a scheduled drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Bath Salts (MDPV) is also increasing in abuse in Australia and Europe.
The user of bath salts can snort, smoke, inject or mix it with water and drink it as a beverage to get high. Males and females that are in their teens up to people in their 40s abuse bath salts and they're usually people who have histories of drug use. Unfortunately there have been overdoses, numerous emergency room visits, and deaths throughout the world due to bath salts use.
Bath Salts (MDPV) Side Effects
There are severe side effects when using Bath Salts and they include tachycardia which is rapid heart-beat, hypertension which is high blood pressure, vasoconstriction which is constriction of the blood vessels and sweating. The high can last for 3 to 4 hours but the side effects can last up to 8 hours after administering the bath salts. If a person is stimulant intolerant and they use MDPV in high doses they can experience serious intense panic attacks that can last for a good length of time. Bath Salts users have said that they experienced psychosis that was brought on when they were sleep deprived and addiction after they used high doses of MDPV or when they used it frequently.
An example of the psychosis that's experienced happened to a man that barricaded him-self in the attic with a rifle wanting to kill monsters before the monsters killed him. Another bath salts user wanted to remove their liver with a mechanical pencil, so you must understand the psychosis that can be experienced is serious and definitely dangerous. Even though the 'trips' are miserable and uncomfortable for many people that use bath salts, people say the cravings for repeated use are very intense which causes some people to use the hallucinogenic bath salts again.
It's very sad today that there are so many people including adolescents, teens, and adults that want to escape reality and put themselves and others at risk doing so. There are so many toxic and poisonous chemicals in these drugs and people don't seem to care until they're lying in a hospital bed in the ER and medical professionals are working tirelessly around the clock trying to save their life. The highs, trips, euphoria, and rush that's experienced when people use drugs always comes with consequences and mental and physical costs.
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