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.
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
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:
Some individuals start experiencing health concerns like:
Psychological effects of meow meow drug include:
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:
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:
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
Also, the mephedrone rehab programs are flexible to provide treatments for co-occurring psychological disorders such as depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and sleep disorders.
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