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07/15/2013 09:36 am ET Updated Sep 14, 2013

Bath Salts: More Addictive Than Meth - Study Finds It Is For Rats

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(NEWSER) – "Bath salts" may have become the punchline to 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.

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