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Articles on Bath Salts ~ Contributed by Jane
Posted by:Jenn--Tuesday, October 04, 2011

PSST parents know that if their teen is using bath salts, s/he has not started on a new cleanliness craze! Thanks to Jane for sharing the following two articles – click on the links to download the articles as Word documents.

Bath Salts: An 'Ivory Wave' Epidemic? Click Here to Download Word Document

What are "bath salts?" How are they abused and what are the potential consequences of abuse?

DEA Moves to Make 'Bath Salts' Illegal as Overdoses Rise
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