Mephedrone consumption has grown rapidly over the last five years in the United Kingdom. Mephedrone is also known as meow-meow and M-Kat. Mephedrone itself belongs to the amphetamine family of narcotics. The ‘high’ users receive is similar to that experienced when taking ecstasy.
It is with this growth that demand for Mephedrone addiction treatment such as the one offered at our centre has increased each year.
Once a legal high
Mephedrone was commonly purchased over the Internet and labelled as plant food. Mephedrone was a so-called ‘legal high’ in the United Kingdom until the Government reclassified the drug as a Class B prohibited drug in April 2010. However the drug is still available for purchase over the Internet if the addict is willing to look hard enough.
Mephedrone is sold in powdered form and the drug is snorted in a similar way to cocaine and amphetamines. It is also possible to consume Mephedrone in pill form. Once consumed users describe a feeling of euphoria. Mephedrone makes the user feel more sociable and friendly.
Unknown dangers of Mephedrone use
Over time more Mephedrone is required in order to achieve the desired ‘high’. The user builds a tolerance up for the drug. Since Mephedrone is a relatively new drug the long-term
health effects are not fully understood. However reported cases of Mephedrone overdose illustrate a number of negative health implications associated with its use.
A list of these health implications are as follows:
- Increased heartbeat
- Bleeding due to snorting the drug through the nose
For quick access to mephedrone addiction treatment call Ocean Recovery today
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