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:
- Problems sleeping
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.