Designer Drugs: Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, and Synthetic HallucinogensPage 4 of 10

2. Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)

Catha edulis, a flowering plant.


Bundles of khat.


Mephedrone, methylone, and MDMA (ecstasy) all share the chemical structures.


A photograph of colorful ecstasy tablets.


The chemical structure of methedrone.


The chemical structure of mephedrone.


The chemical structure of methylone.


The chemical structure of MDPV.


A photograph of a sample of a white powder identified as mephedrone.


Three vials containing the designer drug methylone.


Graphs showing the effects of mephedrone and methylone on serotonin and dopamine uptake.


A sample showing bath salt crystals.


A jar of bath salts with a misleading label.