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Bath Salts Addiction & Treatment

Synthetic cathinones can be addictive. Users have reported that the drugs trigger intense, uncontrollable urges to use it again.

Strong Withdrawal Symptoms Can Include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Problems sleeping
  • Paranoia

Treating Addiction to Synthetic Cathinones

Behavioral therapy can be used to treat addiction to synthetic cathinones. Examples include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Contingency management or motivational incentives (providing rewards to patients who remain substance-free)
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Behavioral treatments geared to teens

As with all addictions, health care providers should screen for co-occurring mental health conditions. While there are no FDA-approved medicines for synthetic cathinone addiction, there are medicines available for common co-occurring conditions.