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Meow Meow Drug- Heard of it before?

Meow Meow Drug- Heard of it before?



‘Meow-meow’?

Meow-meow drug or mephedrone is a stimulant drug that escalates the speed of the messages travelling between your mind and body. As a part of psychoactive drugs, it produces an effect similar to what you feel in cocaine and MDMA. According to experts, it’s a naturally occurring drug (cathinone) that stimulates the central nervous system (amphetamine).It triggers distinctive emotional and social effects. Some of the other names of the meow-meow drug are MCAT, white magic, drone, party drug, etc.

It looks like a very fine white powder or an off-white or yellowish powder. It tastes foul and metallic. Some individuals compared it to exhaust fumes.

Available in the form of tablets, capsules, or white powder, one can either swallow, inject, or snort the drug. According to health experts, snorting is the preferred way of intake for most individuals.

Meow-meow in India

Because of its cheap price and unpopularity among people, this local drug is hitting more Indian youths. Dhananjay Kulkarni, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai says, “it costs somewhere around Rs 1000 to 1500 per gram, compared with around six times that for cocaine. It’s the scourge of poor teens living in mega-slums like Dharavi or Siddharth Nagar”. Experts claim that 80% of the people taking drugs in Mumbai are addicted to meow-meow. Unless a person doesn’t experience withdrawal effects, it’s hard to find if they are addicted or not.

Fine off-white or yellowish powder

mephedrone rehab

What happens to your body when it is consumed more frequently?

Is mephedrone addictive? – Health experts firmly believe that mephedrone, popularly known as the meow-meow drug is indeed addictive. . According to them, most teenagers suffer from mephedrone meow-meow addiction because its intake boosts their energy levels, allowing them to remain ecstatic and happy for long periods. 

Frequent intake of mephedrone drug makes you:

  • Alert and confident
  • Feel euphoric
  • Extremely sensitive to touch and affectionate towards people around you

Some individuals start experiencing health concerns like:

  • Increased heart rate and high blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Anxiousness and agitation
  • Blurry vision and muscle tension (jaw and face)
  • Irregular heart beat(heart palpitations)
  • Dizziness and excessive sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Tremors and convulsions
  • Need to defecate frequently
  • Stomach pain, feeling of nausea, vomiting
  • Considerable loss of appetite
  • Grinding your teeth (also called gurning)

Psychological effects of meow meow drug include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis
  • Sleeping problems
  • Irritation and stress

All these aforementioned effects of mephedrone vary from one individual to another, lasts for up to two to three hours, and depends on the following:

  • The amount of drug taken
  • The strength of the drug
  • Your body weight, physical fitness, and size
  • If you are taking it regularly or on rare occasions
  • Are you intaking other drugs in parallel or not?

What Happens When You Intake Mephedrone with Other Drugs?

It is unclear how the intake of mephedrone along with other psychoactive drugs (over-the-counter or prescribed medicines) affects your body. However, experts recommend avoiding the combination as it can be dangerous and lead to death in most severe cases. Here’s a glance at how combinations affect you:

  • Mephedrone + Ice – Increased risk of harm including death
  • Mephedrone + Alcohol + Cannabis – Nausea and vomiting

Unknown Facts of Mephedrone

  • Meow-meow drug (mephedrone) is purely recreational in nature and has no medical use.
  • Mephedrone is a stimulant drug that gives similar effects on the body like the other drugs such as ecstasy, heroin and cocaine.
  • It’s not tested on humans, hence the long, medium and short-term effects are still unknown to the experts.
  • It may cause cognitive dysfunction in an individual’s attention, memory and judgment.
  • You can also experience headaches, damage to the nasal passage, and other health problems.

Treatments for Meow-Meow Drug Addiction

Overcoming mephedrone drug addiction isn’t easy especially when you have abused mephedrone for a long time. The generic withdrawal symptoms that you may encounter while giving up drug addiction involves – stuffy nose, lack of concentration, a considerable increase in appetite, craving the substance, irritability and others.

In general, the mephedrone rehab process involves multiple steps which include:

  • Assessment

It gives an understanding of the extent of addiction and dependency a person has with the substance. It gives a clarity about the psychological issues, the substance’s impact on cognitive functioning. It is carried out by professionals who use clinically-reviewed assessment techniques and tools.

  • Detox

Detox is an initial process in the journey of addiction recovery. The process is to remove the toxic chemicals from the body. During this process of removal, the individual may experience withdrawal effects. Once the toxins are out of the body, the individual is ready for the next stage of treatment procedures.

  • Therapies

Many result-oriented therapies are available for mephedrone drug addiction that includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), psychotherapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and group therapy. All these therapies are designed to address  unhealthy coping mechanism  and addictive behaviours. Furthermore, all of those are completely evidence-based. 

  • Recreational Activities

There are a few recreational activities in the rehab centre such as art therapy, reel therapy, bibliotherapy, horticulture therapy, yoga, and hand-craft activities that make the individual more involved. These activities make the person focused, engaged, and socially interactive.

  • Care for Co-occurring Disorders

Also, the mephedrone rehab programs are flexible to provide treatments for co-occurring psychological disorders such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and sleep disorders.

If you are experiencing any issues with drug addiction or wish to inquire about the mephedrone rehab cost, don’t hesitate to call us. Book your appointments now @ 91 96111 94949 or visit www.cadabams.org.

 

FAQ’s

What is the drug called meow meow?
Meow Meow Drug is the common name for the substance known as Mephedrone. Mephedrone is an addictive substance that has multiple adverse effects on the human body. It is a powerful stimulant and the effects it has is comparable to that of cocaine and ecstasy. 

What does meow meow drug look like?
 Meow Meow drug looks like a white powder, or a yellowish powder sometimes. Its taste has been described as foul and metallic. Some people compare it to inhaling exhaust fumes. However, despite its foul taste, its effect as a stimulant is what leads people to meow meow addiction.

How does mephedrone affect the brain?
Mephedrone, also known as the meow meow drug, acts as a stimulant on the brain and central nervous system. However, overdosing and addiction causes significant damage to the brain. It includes seizures, anxiety, and psychosis as well.

What is treatments for Meow-Meow Drug Addiction
Meow Meow drug is dangerous for your body and mind. It has significant impact on your mental and physical health and can lead to serious disorders. Meow Meow addiction can be treated through various approaches:

  • Assessment
  • Detox
  • Therapies
  • Recreational Activities
  • Care for co-occuring disorders