Medical experts have been warning of a potentially lethal new designer drug exploding in popularity across the United States over the past year. The stimulant is sold as “bath salts” and in many states it was perfectly legal, despite the dangers, until the Drug Enforcement Agency placed an emergency ban on the salts earlier this month.
JJIE has reported on the danger of drugs and others like it many times over the past few months. Now, this infographic produced by the Pat Moore Foundation offers a look at not only the dangers and uses of the drug, but also a time line of Mephedrone's, the active ingredient, brushes with the law.
The above story is reprinted with permission from Reclaiming Futures, a national initiative working to improve alcohol and drug treatment outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
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