Cat drug (methcathinone) is a synthetic and illicit substance. This stimulant is not a “weak” drug and has lasting and damaging side effects. Many people who use this stimulant believe that it is not as “dirty” as other street drugs, but the truth is that when the cat has its claws in you, it is painful and never let’s go.
Why Do People Abuse This Substance?
Just like other stimulants, this drug brings on euphoria, alertness, and improved concentration. Cat drug is popular among women who want to lose weight and function with day to day activities as it increases metabolism and reduces appetite. This is no surprise as the main ingredient used to make this drug is used in weight loss medication. Students are also using methcathinone to burn the midnight candle before exams as it keeps them awake. It is dangerous to use the cat drug to lose weight as it has damaging side effects on both the body and mind.
How is it used?
Those who abuse this stimulant either snort, inject or ingest it. the most popular method is snorting. Cat addicts will always have paraphernalia such as:
- Small straws – for snorting
- Bank cards – for making lines to snort. You will notice powder residue on the edges of the card.
- Blades – for making the powder finer, this is called “cutting”
- Baggies – little plastic bags with white powder in it
Signs of Cat Drug Addiction:
- Increase in energy
- Increased libido
- Increase in confidence
- Slurred speech
- Dilated pupils
- Weight loss
- Financial issues
- Secretive behavior
Long Term Effects of Methcathinone Abuse:
- Memory loss
- Weight loss
- Tooth decay
- Mental issues
The withdrawal symptoms may not be as severe as with alcohol, but they can cause a person to continue using the drug.
- Mood swings
- Intense cravings for the drug
Cat Drug Addiction is Serious
This drug is not safe and it will damage your life. You can overdose and go into a coma and die. So, let the cat out the bag and get help today! Your story does not need to end like that. If you are a concerned family member, friend or employer of a person with a problem, we can help with an urgent intervention.
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