Like any addictive drugs, bath salts cause withdrawal when regular users quit them. Bath salts affect the central nervous system, meaning that withdrawal can be especially unpleasant. Users experience strong cravings, which can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks depending on the strength of the salts, the synthetic cathinone, and how heavy use is.
Similarly, withdrawal symptoms can range from light to severe depending on the specific drug in question, how much the user has combined it with drugs like cocaine or alcohol, and the user’s own constitution. Most will experience cravings, insomnia, anxiety, depression, paranoia, tremors, muscle spasms, delusions, hallucinations, psychosis, and, in some cases, seizures.
It’s important to ensure that the individual has proper medical care during this process to prevent further complications.