The relatively new meow meow drug made headlines in 2013 after a 19-year-old British man under its influence committed a terrible crime. Meow meow drug — also known by its scientific name mephedrone and street names Drone and MCAT — is a designer amphetamine with strong and often terrifying effects. Learn more about the dangers of this drug and how you can get the help you need to stop using if you or a loved one is addicted to this dangerous drug.
Mephedrone Was Created In Order To Get Around The Pre-Existing Ban On Schedule 1 drugs
It started increasing in popularity in 2007 when it appeared online for sale. The DEA first recognized meow meow as a problem in 2011, about two years after it entered the U.S. Identified as a bath salt, the DEA categorized meow meow as a schedule 1 drug. It had already been banned in the U.K. in 2010.
Meow Meow and Side Effects
Users report meow meow giving them a more powerful high compared to cocaine or ecstasy. Common side effects include:
- Dilated pupils
- Teeth grinding
- Poor concentration
- Problems with visual focus
- Poor short-term memory
- Erratic behavior
- Excessive sweating
- Anxiety and paranoia
- Possibly death
Meow Meow May Cause Long-Term Brain Damage
- Can mephedrone cause brain damage?
According to results from recent studies on rats, the answer could be yes. The substantial memory impairment experienced by rats on mephedrone continued weeks after they no longer had the drug in their systems.
When it comes to meow long-term effects, this relatively new drug could pose major health risks, especially in regards to long-term use and brain damage. We don’t yet know what is causing the memory damage and how that damage can be exacerbated after long-term use.
- Can mephedrone make you blind?
While many report visual impairment while on the drug or days after taking their last dose, there has not been enough research completed to confirm if meow meow causes long-term visual impairment.
Mephedrone Is Extremely Addictive
While little research has been done on meow meow, we do know it is extremely addictive — some say more so than cocaine. We don’t know, however, the dangers of sudden withdrawal. That’s why anyone using meow meow needs to seek professional treatment that includes a supervised withdrawal.
Get Help for Meow Meow Addiction
If you or a loved one has been using meow meow, you should seek professional treatment to stop using.
At 12 Keys Rehab, we offer customized addiction treatment that is tailored to your specific needs, interests, goals and challenges. After a supervised detox period, we’ll work to uncover the reasons why you started using this dangerous drug in the first place. During your stay, you’ll develop the strategies you need to continue living a life free from drugs. Contact 12 Keys Rehab today to get started on your journey to a better, more fulfilling life.