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Mephedrone is one of hundreds of designer drugs that have been reported in recent years for high potential for abuse. A synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes, Mephedrone, is rapidly showing up in the US drug trafficking market replacing heroin, cocaine and meth. In many communities its availability and price are starting to alarm authorities and health professionals as new cases of Mephedrone abuse are starting to be reported to emergency rooms.

Research done in the UK released information revealing that the rise in Mephedrone use is growing extremely quickly there too where reports of 50 new cases of Mephedrone addiction in the last nine months. Mephedrone abuse seemed to disappear, almost completely for some time, but it has become obvious that the drug is back and gaining higher popularity than ever before. What's more frightening is that a younger age group is freely experimenting with the drug.

Mainly dissolved in water and shot up with a syringe, Mephedrone is sold in a powder form and is also mixed with many other powders, including Ketamine. This mixing has allowed for easier snorting, but also has led to deadly cocktails. Because of its becoming easier to be found, the drug is starting to reach into communities not closely affiliated with major cities. While the drug is still highly addictive, people abusing Mephedrone do not immediately demonstrate symptoms of abuse such as tremors, which are typically identified as a red flag and a warning sign for family and friends. Due to the ease of which Mephedrone has been able to spread, some extreme cases of addiction include people injecting the diluted drug up to 40 times per day in order to maintain a day-long high.

If you or someone you know is experimenting with Mephedrone, please get help before it is too late.

Slang Terms for Mephedrone: Drone, MCAT, Meow Meow, Bubbles, 4MMC, Sub Coca, Drone, Rush, Kitty Cat

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