Bath Salts Abuse and Addiction (cont.)

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Where can people find more information about bath salts abuse and addiction?

Kids Against Drugs

Narcotics Anonymous

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: 800-NCA-CALL

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Clearinghouse for Alcoholism and Drug Information: 800-729-6686

National Resource Center: 866-870-4979

Medically reviewed by Marina Katz, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology


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