Mephedrone Addiction

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Frequently asked questions

What are mephedrone withdrawal symptoms?

Anxiety, lethargy, sleeplessness, depression, digestive problems, nasal congestion, increased hunger, and digestive troubles are all possible withdrawal effects.

How does mephedrone affect the brain?

Mephedrone appears to cause a rapid and intense release of serotonin, which is subsequently swiftly metabolised. The findings show that mephedrone may limit the pace at which dopamine is broken down, allowing it to stay in the brain for longer.

How is mephedrone used?

People take mephedrone in a variety of ways, including by snorting it, swallowing it in capsules/pills, and injecting it, which is extremely dangerous due to the fast-acting, intense nature of the hit, which can lead to a quick overdose.

What are the long-term effects of using mephedrone?

Long-term use of mephedrone can harm the heart, arteries, and kidneys, cause paranoia, anxiety, sweating, thirst, nausea, headaches, seizures and impotence in males.  

Is mephedrone legal in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, mephedrone is already classified as a Class B substance. This international project is part of the government's coordinated response to the issues posed by New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) – also known as "legal highs".  

What’s the difference between mephedrone and MDMA?

Mephedrone is similar to ecstasy (MDMA) because it has stimulant characteristics and also serves as an entactogenic stimulant.

Mephedrone, however, appears to have a lower neurotoxic potential, while MDMA can cause long-term damage to the serotonergic system. Mephedrone's abuse potential is substantially higher than that of MDMA, raising worries about the long-term effects on consumers.

What are the signs of mephedrone use?

The majority of the symptoms are related to the person's inability to control the drug use, as well as negative side effects (increased alertness, paranoia, excessive confidence, anxiety, dizziness, faster heartbeat, hallucinations, nosebleeds, and fits) and the development of physical dependence on the drug.

What’s the duration of mephedrone’s effects?

The length of time the effects persist and the drug stays in your system is determined by how much you've taken, your size, and any other medications you've taken.

After using mephedrone, it can take a long time to fall asleep with some people claiming to have insomnia for several days after using the drug.

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