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Bath Salts: More Addictive Than Meth

Bath Salts: More Addictive Than Meth

(NEWSER– "Bath salts" may have become the punchlineto many bizarre crimes in recent years, but the drug is no joke: a new study has found it may be more addictive than meth. In experiments with rats, the test subjects worked much harder to get doses of methylenedioxypyrovalerone —or bath salts—than methamphetamine. The rats pressed a lever an average of 600 times for the former, and just 60 for the latter, LiveScience reports. "Some rats would even emit 3,000 lever presses for a single hit of MDPV," says study author Shawn Aarbe, per Forbes.

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