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Contact: Les Lang
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University of North Carolina Health Care

Synthetic Stimulants Called 'Bath Salts' Act in the Brain like Cocaine

Caption: In October 2011, the US Drug Enforcement Administration placed mephedrone on Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act for one year, pending further study. Now, results of a new study offer compelling evidence for the first time that mephedrone, like cocaine, does have potential for abuse and addiction.

Credit: US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

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