Synthetic Stimulants Called 'Bath Salts' Act in the Brain like Cocaine (image) University of North Carolina Health Care Share Print E-Mail 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) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.