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Mephedrone was first sold over the internet as an alternative to drugs like speed, ecstasy and cocaine. People have compared the smell to cat pee and exhaust fumes, and say that it tastes foul and metallic. Injecting mephedrone, as with other stimulants, is very risky because of the fast-acting, intensity of the hit. Users often feel the need to redose too, which can result in serious injecting-related injuries as well as overdose.
Mephedrone is often described as being like a mix between speedecstasy and cocaine. It can take you a long time to get to sleep after taking mephedrone.
Some users say they suffer from insomnia for several days afterwards. Taking mephedrone involves risks — and the dangers and long-term effects are becoming clearer as more reports emerge.
Some users have reported blue or cold fingers — probably because mephedrone affects the heart and the circulation. There have been reports of people being hospitalised due to the short-term effects of mephedrone.
Effects of mephedrone
It risks overstimulating your nervous system, which may cause hallucinations, feelings of agitation and even fits. Overheating has been a ificant cause of deaths when other amphetamine-type drugs, such as ecstasyhave been used along with mephedrone.
Injecting mephedrone is particularly dangerous for several reasons, including the fact that it's easier to overdose from injecting. You increase the risks to yourself, including the risk of death, if you combine alcohol with mephedrone or any other drug that causes a high. Some users have reported a strong psychological dependence to the drug, which can lead to the user taking increasing amounts. Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
Like drink-driving, driving when high is dangerous and illegal. If the police catch people supplying illegal drugs in a home, club, bar or hostel, they can potentially prosecute the landlord, club owner or any other person concerned in the management of the premises.
If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life. How it looks, tastes and smells What does it look like?
How it’s used
A very fine white powder A very fine off-white or yellowish powder Mephedrone was first sold over the internet as an alternative to drugs like speed, ecstasy and cocaine. How do people take it?
By snorting it Snorting is the most common way of taking mephedrone. By taking capsules and pills It can also be found in capsules and tablets, but this is much less common. By injecting it Injecting mephedrone, as with other stimulants, is very risky because of the fast-acting, intensity of the hit.
How it feels How does it make you feel? Taking mephedrone can make you: alert confident talkative euphoric very affectionate towards the people around you full of energy very sensitive to touch and sexusally aroused It can also make you: anxious on edge agitated feel like your heart is racing or not beating properly heart palpitations very hot urgently need to poo lots dizzy grind your teeth gurn sweat.
The risks Physical health risks Taking mephedrone involves risks — and the dangers and long-term effects are becoming clearer as more reports emerge. Some users have had severe nosebleeds after snorting mephedrone.
It risks overstimulating and damaging your heart and your circulation. Mephedrone can lead to: insomnia loss of short-term memory. Mixing Is it dangerous to mix with other drugs? Addiction Can you get addicted? Yes, you can get addicted to mephedrone.
Possession can get you up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both. Concerned about A friend.
What else to do in an emergency.