The dangers of bath salts, Spice, K2 and K3

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The dangers of bath salts, Spice, K2 and K3

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Some of the popular drugs used today are called bath salts and K2 spice. Some people get the misconception, when you hear bath salts, that its the kind of things you put in your bathtub. What it really is, is chemicals that are put together and ingested. When they are ingested, they cause hallucinations and paranoia. They have affects similar to cocaine and methamphetamine. They are very dangerous. They are sold in little packets, but on the packets it says clearly, "not for human consumption." Teenagers think, if it's sold in the stores, then it must be legal and it must be okay. First clue is that it says on there, "not for human consumption," yet the kids still pick it up, smoke it or ingest it any way they can. These are very dangerous. We have Legislation that is coming up in each state to block these drugs. Hopefully, we will be able to get national Legislation. One of the problems is that they can be remanufactured with just changing some of the ingredients, so they can step one step ahead of the game. Go back and educate your children about the dangers of these drugs.

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Sharon LeGore

Family Advocate

Sharon is the founder and president of Momstell, a parent advocacy organization she created after the death of her daughter to a drug overdose.  She created the Momstell website in order to expand the mission to join concerned parents and families to work together towards improving drug treatment, education, legislation, and policy. Mrs. LeGore has worked on many drug and alcohol policy, state budget and legislative issues for Pennsylvania, including legislation to create the first statewide Parent Advisory Council for substance abuse issues in Pennsylvania. She serves on several policy tables and co-chairs the PA Children’s Advisory Committee.

Mrs. LeGore is a consultant on substance abuse family involvement issues for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and is also the co-director of the SAMHSA sponsored “National Family Dialogue”. Sharon co-authored the CSAT/SAMHSA report “Families of Youth with Substance Use Disorders: A National Dialogue”, an issue brief entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment” a journal piece for Reclaiming Futures entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery: What do we know and what lies ahead”, co-authored the “Access to Substance Abuse Treatment: Results of a Family Survey” as well as several additional published articles. She is a national speaker and also serves on the Parent Advisory Board for the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

Sharon is the mother of four and resides in Mt Wolf, Pennsylvania with her husband Terry.

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