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  • 'Legal highs': Rapid rise in deaths reported

    The number of people dying from now-banned legal highs rose sharply between 2009 and 2010, new figures have shown, as a report for the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths revealed 43 people in the UK died after taking now-outlawed methcathinones More >> rapid rise in legal high deaths.pdf  
  • Addiction

    Until recently, it was legal to buy and sell mephedrone, which was marketed as a plant fertiliser, even though it has no use as such. The only condition was that the mephedrone sold should not be intended for human consumption. Many people have started ab More >> Mephedrone addiction.pdf  
  • Adverse effects of Mephedrone

    Adverse effects reported by users include sweating, headaches, tachycardia, palpitations, nausea, chest pain, bruxism (teeth grinding), agitation/aggression and paranoia. In addition, nasal insufflation of mephedrone is reported to be associated with sign More >> Adverse effects of Mephedrone.pdf  
  • Amy Winehouse Foundation launches drug programme

    The Amy Winehouse Foundation has launched a drug and alcohol education program for schools in England. More >> amy winehouse foundation on legal highs.pdf  
  • Can Mephedrone Casue Impotence?

    John Mann, professor of chemistry at Queen's University, Belfast, also said the drug should have been banned sooner. More >> Can Mephedrone Casue Impotence.pdf  
  • Dependence, Addiction and Overdose Risk

    There is limited research on the mephedrone and the risk of dependence, addiction and overdose. More >> Dependence, Addiction and Overdose Risk.pdf  
  • Designer drugs: Effect on brain chemistry 'like ecstasy'

    Scientists have confirmed that two stimulant drugs banned in the UK appear similar to ecstasy in their immediate effects on the brain. More >> designer drugs have similar effects to ecstasy, study confirms.pdf  
  • DrugFacts – “Bath Salts” or synthetic cathinones

    The term “bath salts” refers to an emerging family of drugs containing one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone, an amphetamine-like stimulant found naturally in the Khat plant. More >> bath salts and synthetic cathinones.pdf  
  • Effects of Mephedrone

    Effects of Mephedrone More >> Effects of Mephedrone.pdf  
  • Harms of mephedrone – Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs

    Very little is known about mephedrone as it emerged as a drug of choice only recently. Nothing is known about its long-term use. More >> harms of mephedrone.pdf  
  • Legality of Mephedrone around the World

    The first country to make mephedrone illegal was Israel in January of 2008. More >> Legality of Mephedrone around the World.pdf  
  • Meow meow posted to users, BBC Wales inquiry shows

    Drug dealers based overseas are posting potentially lethal illegal drugs to users, BBC Wales has found. More >> meow meow posted to users in wales.pdf  
  • Mephedrone addiction treatment

    Mephedrone addiction is a growing problem associated with chronic use of the drug mephedrone. Not to be confused with the heroin substitute, methadone, mephedrone (also known as 4-methylmethcathinone, 4-MMC, “MCAT”, “bubbles”, “meow meow” or “miaow miaow” More >> Mephedrone addiction treatment.pdf  
  • Mephedrone and Brain Damage

    Researchers at the University of Sydney found that mephedrone, one of the most popular street drugs, can lead to permanent brain damage. More >> Mephedrone and Brain Damage.pdf  
  • Mephedrone and Memory Impairment

    Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) is a fairly new “party” drug that has exploded in popularity over the last few years. More >> Mephedrone and Memory Impairment.pdf  
  • Mephedrone Harm reduction

    Limit dose?start with a small amount and leave at least 1 hour before re?dosing More >> mephedrone harm reduction.pdf  
  • Mephedrone: scientific background

    Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) is a former legal-high that has now been banned in the UK under the Misuse of Drugs Act. It is a synthetic derivative of cathinone, a naturally occurring amphetamine analogue found in the African shrub “khat”. More >> Mephedrone Scientific Background.pdf  
  • Mephedrone: the story

    Mephedrone is the new party drug that's hit the headlines after being linked to several deaths. But what exactly is it and where does it come from? More >> mephedrone the story.pdf  
  • Misconceptions About Mephedrone

    There are a number of misconceptions surrounding mephedrone, which we should clear up. More >> Misconceptions About Mephedrone.pdf  
  • Mixing Mephedrone With Other Drugs

    Combining drugs is always risky and there is no guarantee that one combination is safer than another. The following risks may be present when mixing mephedrone with other drugs. More >> Mixing Mephedrone With Other Drugs.pdf  
  • Prevalence & Patterns Of Use

    In the UK data from UK-origin Google searches and visits to the Government’s ‘Frank’ website suggest the drug to have become widely available in the autumn of 2009, this is confirmed via user interviews. Several commentators have attributed the dramatic r More >> Prevalence & Patterns of Use.pdf  
  • Risks of Taking Mephedrone

    Taking mephedrone does involve risks – and the dangers and long-term effects are becoming clearer as more reports emerge. Here’s what we know: • Users have reported blue or cold fingers – this is probably because mephedrone affects the heart and the circ More >> Risks of taking mephedrone.pdf  
  • Side Effects and Long-Term Dangers of Mephedrone

    A recent survey for the dance magazine Mixmag found that 67% of mephedrone users reported excess sweating; 51% headaches; 43% heart palpitations; 27% nausea; and 15% cold or blue fingers. Most of those side effects are common with other stimulants like More >> Side Effects and Long-Term Dangers.pdf  
  • The Facts about Mephedrone and its Effects

    Mephedrone – more commonly known by its street name ‘meow meow’ – belongs to the cathinones chemical group, a group similar to amphetamine compounds. Mephedrone is similar to drugs such as MDMA, speed, and methamphetamine. More >> The Facts about Mephedrone and its Effects.pdf  
  • The “Miami Cannibal”

    Bath Salts is the name for a cocktail of chemicals mainly sold in the USA, containing mephedrone, causing various effects on the body like dizziness, delusions, paranoia, suicidal thoughts, seizures, nausea, vomiting and even death. More >> the miami cannibal.pdf  
  • Tips To Stop Kids On Mephedrone

    IT might not yet be illegal, but mephedrone - aka meow meow - is a dangerous substance that has already claimed the lives of several British youngsters. More >> Tips To Stop Kids On Mephedrone.pdf  
  • Treatment For Mephedrone Addiction

    As a relatively new drug, not much is known about the dangers of sudden withdrawal from meow meow. However, as with most drugs, detox from mephedrone is best carried out in a medically monitored environment. A period of rehabilitative care is recommended More >> Treatment for mephedrone addiction.pdf  
  • What does the user feel

    Mephedrone effects are often compared to those of MDMA, MBDB, bk-MDMA (methylone), cocaine, metamphetamine and other stimulants. It causes no hallucinogenic effects, being most popular for its euphoric effects, as well as with reports about compulsive des More >> What does the user feel.pdf  
  • What is Mephedrone

    Mephedrone, also called 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC), or 4-methylephedrone is a synthetic stimulant. A stimulant is a psychoactive drug which induces temporary improvements in mental and/or physical function. Mephedrone is an entactogen drug - a class of More >> What is Mephedrone.pdf  
  • What To Do If It All Goes Wrong

    Using on your own is more risky than using in a group, as if anything goes wrong, nobody is there to help. More >> What To Do If It All Goes Wrong.pdf