DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”)


Synthetic cathinones, more commonly known as “bath salts,” are synthetic (human-made) drugs chemically related to cathinone, a stimulant found in the khat plant. Khat is a shrub grown in East Africa and southern Arabia, and people sometimes chew its leaves for their mild stimulant effects. Synthetic variants of cathinone can be much stronger than the natural product and, in some cases, very dangerous (Baumann, 2014).

Publisher: NIDA

Published: Revised January 2016 (4 pages)

For a downloadable PDF version, see “You may also like…” below.

SKU: 1021-0-2469 Category:


Item #: 1021

pdf created 7/29/20

You may also like…