An illegal substance, Mephedrone is also commonly known as meow-meow and M-Kat. Belonging to the amphetamine family of narcotics, the feelings experienced when consuming Mephedrone is somewhat similar to those that users receive upon taking Ecstasy.

Sadly, as the demand for Mephedrone has grown significantly in recent years, the number of people requiring Mephedrone addiction treatment has soared.

If you have unfortunately become addicted to Mephedrone, and find yourself unable to escape the vicious cycle that addictions impose, please contact us for support. The sooner you secure treatment for your Mephedrone addiction, the better.

Across the United Kingdom, 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 illegal drug in April 2010.

Typically sold in a powdered form, Mephedrone is administered in a similar way to cocaine and amphetamines. It is also possible to consume Mephedrone in pill form.

Upon consuming Mephedrone, users state that they feel a sense of euphoria wash over them. Many also confirm that the drug sees them feel more sociable and friendly.

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How Does An Individual Become Addicted To Mephedrone?

As touched on above, many individuals who have consumed Mephedrone state that consuming the drug provides a sense of euphoria and a boost in confidence. Although these side-effects may be desired, they are often short-lived.

Sadly, as the side-effects of Mephedrone wear off, individuals are left feeling sluggish, anxious and paranoid. As many individuals will consume Mephedrone to alleviate stress and mental health disorders, they often find that the feelings associated with anxiety and depression are also much more severe having consumed Mephedrone. In order to once again experience sensations such as euphoria, larger quantities of Mephedrone are gradually consumed.

Regrettably, as more significant amounts of Mephedrone are consumed, the higher an individual’s tolerance for the drug becomes. This will eventually mean that extreme quantities of the drug will be required to experience the ‘high’ that it provides.

Those who regularly consume Mephedrone will also believe that they are unable to navigate day-to-day life without the support of the drug. This ultimately sees many become reliant on drug consumption.

Although many fail to realise it, this is how the cycle of addiction commences.

The Dangers Associated With Frequent Mephedrone Use

As an individual becomes addicted to Mephedrone and begins to rely on the drug to help them cope with any thoughts and feelings they experience on a daily basis, the dangers associated with frequent Mephedrone use are often overlooked.

However, as with many other drugs, various physical and psychological dangers come hand-in-hand with consuming Mephedrone.

To provide you with greater insight into the dangers associated, we have provided just a handful of the commonly experienced illnesses and health problems encountered when Mephedrone is consumed below.


  • Severe nosebleeds
  • Heart and cardiovascular damage
  • Hallucinations
  • Risk of fits
  • Memory loss
  • Heightened mental health disorders
  • Risk of overdose
  • Risk of hospitalisation
  • Risk of death

Mephedrone Addiction Treatment

If you have come to realise that addiction to Mephedrone is consuming your life, it is in your best interest to take advantage of the Mephedrone addiction treatment that is widely available.

If you find yourself in need of treatment, at Ocean Recovery Centre, we can provide you with just that. Our Mephedrone addiction treatment programmes can cater to your personal addiction and recovery needs and help you make a long-term recovery.

Our Mephedrone Addiction Treatment Programmes

When you decide that the time is right for you to seek treatment for your Mephedrone addiction, we can welcome you to our private residential drug and alcohol rehab to embark on a Mephedrone addiction treatment programme.

Our treatment programmes are industry-leading and have helped thousands of individuals, who just like you, have silently struggled with an addiction.

At Ocean Recovery Centre, we know that no one addiction is the same, which is why all of our Mephedrone addiction treatment programmes are entirely bespoke to each individual’s needs.

As you enter our facility, our medical professionals will take the time to understand how your addiction has impaired your life and will gauge the physical and psychological ramifications that your addiction has had on your well-being.

In doing so, our team can determine the treatment that will need to be incorporated into your personalised treatment programme, and ensure that you are provided with the support you need.

Although our treatment programmes are entirely bespoke, the basis of all of our programmes consists of detoxification, rehabilitation and aftercare support.


As you commence treatment at our rehab, the first stage in your treatment programme will consist of detoxification.

Often medically induced, detoxification will essentially see you withdraw from Mephedrone. Throughout detoxification, it is not uncommon for various withdrawal symptoms to be encountered. Although this may seem alarming, we can assure you that this is entirely normal.

To help you progress through detoxification, you will be provided with around the clock care and support.


Having completed your detoxification programme, you will then move onto the rehabilitation stage of your Mephedrone addiction treatment.

Unlike detoxification, rehabilitation is not medically induced. Instead, rehabilitation employs many psychological and well-being therapies which all encourage you to come to terms with the factors that have caused your addiction to arise. In doing so, you will be able to develop coping strategies that will mitigate your chances of relapsing in the future.

Aftercare Support

Having completed your Mephedrone addiction treatment, we will provide you with 12-months of free aftercare support. This aftercare support comprises weekly group therapy sessions and one-to-one therapy, should it be needed.

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 22, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.

Dr Robert Lutaaya - Clinical Reviewer - Last reviewed: December 20, 2023

MBChB, MSc Psych

Dr Robert Lutaaya qualified in 1995 from Worclaw Medical University as MBChB, and obtained a MSc Psych from the University of Manchester in 2014. Dr Lutaaya has previously worked for the CGL Substance Misuse Service and as an on-call doctor substance misuse Doctor for 17 years before joining Ocean Recovery. Dr Robert Lutaaya is committed to helping those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.