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Meow Meow Drug- Heard of it before?

Meow Meow Drug- Heard of it before?



‘Meow-meow’?

You would have imagined a cat, this isn’t about cats. it’s about a  psychoactive drug that triggers distinctive emotional and social effects. The scientific name of meow drug is ‘mephedrone’.

Mephedrone is a designed amphetamine and a powerful stimulant that produces a similar effect of those other drugs such as MDMA, cocaine and ecstasy. Some of the other names of meow-meow drug are MCAT, white magic, drone, mephedrone, party drug and etc.

Meow-meow in India

Because of its cheap price and unpopularity among people, this local drug hitting more Indian youths. Dhananjay Kulkarni, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mumbai says “somewhere around 1000 Rs to 1500 Rs 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”. Also, the experts, they claim 80% of drug addicts in Mumbai are addicted to meow-meow. Unless a person doesn’t get the effects, it hard to find they are addicted or not.  

How does the meow-meow drug look like?

A very fine white powder

 

 

 

 

 

Fine off-white or yellowish powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

How the drug is used?

Mephedrone is mostly snortable or swallowable. The individual’s highness stays up long for more than 6 hours which makes this drug so popular amongst teens. If the synthetic stimulant is consumed more often, the individual is at high risk of developing the addiction in a short time.

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

Initially, it begins slowly to affect the body and starts to control with a few symptoms that include  

  • Increased alertness
  • High confidence
  • Feeling of restlessness
  • Euphoria
  • Feel more enthusiastic
  • Increased sex drive

According to the study conducted by the University of Sydney, consumption of meow-meow drug for a long term leave significant problems with memory and other acute effects that include,

  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Seizures
  • Muscle tremors
  • Hyperthermia

Psychological Effects of Meow-meow Drug

Also, it comes with a few psychological side effects like

  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep issues
  • Irritable
  • Stress

Unknown Facts of  Mephedrone

  • Meow-meow (mephedrone) is a recreational drug and has no medical use
  • Mephedrone is a stimulant drug that gives similar effects on the body like the other drug 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 judgement

Treatments for meow-meow drug addiction

  • Assessment

It gives an understanding of the extent of addiction and dependency a person has with the substance.  It gives a holistic clarity about the psychological issues, impacts on cognitive functioning that is to be addressed by the professionals.

  • 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

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

  • Recreational Activities

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

  • Care for co-occurring disorders

Also, the treatment processes 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 don’t hesitate to call us. Book your appointments now @ 91 96111 94949 or visit www.cadabams.org