What is Mephedrone?
Mephedrone is a relatively new drug; as such the research completed on the effects of the drug is not as extensive as has been completed with other drugs. There has been a lot of recent news coverage regarding the short – term effects of the drug on users.
What are the side Side Effects of Mephedrone
Although the positive effects of Mephedrone can be making the user feel euphoric, the negative effects include: paranoia, anxiety and even hospitalisation. Long term use can affect the heart, nervous system and circulation. The effects on the circulatory system can manifest themselves in the form of causing fingers to turn blue. Mixing Mephedrone with other drugs can lead to the body over-heating and cause the user to die. The effects of the drug are similar to ecstasy and the withdrawal symptoms are similar also. The drug can lead you to believe you have formed close bonds with people you have known for a short period of time and this can often put users in dangerous situations. Moreover, the positive feelings are lost once the drug has worn off and the anxiety users can feel afterwards (for many hours) can lead to the user craving the drug again for the same euphoric feelings.
Mephedrone can be associated with clubbers or people who need energy for a prolonged period of time. Using the drug as part of a lifestyle can make it harder for the user to begin to stop using the drug as the pressure from their peers can make it very easy for them to lapse back into taking the drug.
At Help4Addiction we can help you to overcome the associated issues experienced when trying to stop taking drugs. We understand that for some drug users and addicts, the addiction has manifested itself as part of a lifestyle that is being led and that changes need to be made in the choices that are made when socialising. If you feel that you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to drugs then we can help you overcome this difficult situation in your life. It is difficult to firstly identify that you have a problem, especially if it is part of the normal routines of your life and other people around you are conveying that it is an essential part of what you do and how you socialise. We are able to help you address your feelings towards the drug and equip you with the tools you need to help you make positive decisions when under pressure from the people around you.