AKA: Drone, Miaow Miaow, Meph, MCAT, Bubble, 4-MMC
What is it?
Mephedrone is a powerful stimulant. It is a synthetic drug which is closely related to amphetamines.
What does it look like?
Mephedrone can be found as a white or off white often crystal like powder. It can also be found in the form of pills.
How is it used?
Mephedrone is usually snorted up the nose or swallowed if taken in pill form. It can also be ‘bombed’ (the powder is wrapped in paper and swallowed)
How much does it cost?
Prices can vary, but generally around £20-30 per gram.
What are the effects?
The effects of Mephedrone are often described as a mix between amphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. These effects will generally last around an hour and then begin to wear off.
- The urge to talk
- Increased sex drive
- Increased confidence
- Feelings of affection
What are the side effects?
Severe nosebleeds have been reported after snorting It can over stimulate the heart causing palpitations. It can cause headaches and nausea/vomiting. It affects the circulation and some users report cold or blue fingers. It can cause anxiety and paranoid feelings. It risks over stimulating the nervous system causing hallucinations, agitation and fits. It can be fatal if mixed with alcohol or other drugs
Chances of getting hooked?
You can get addicted to Mephedrone. Reports state using Mephedrone can lead to a strong psychological dependence on the drug, and can lead to the user craving – and taking increasing amounts.
Some users say that once they have started a session, they find it very difficult to stop until they’ve used their entire supply – this behaviour is known as ‘fiending’.
What is a 'come down'?
This is the after effects of heavy stimulant use. This is caused by lack of sleep, dehydration, poor nutrition and by the depletion of serotonin.
A come down can be characterized by:
Mephedrone is a Class B drug. This means it is illegal to possess, give away or sell.
Penalties for all Class B drugs
Possession: 5 years imprisonment and/or an unlimited fine.
Supply: 14 years imprisonment and/or unlimited fine.