How long does cat the drug last (CAT)
Methcathinone or Cat as it is more commonly known is a stimulant that is a structural analog of methamphetamine and cathinone. It is clandestinely manufactured from readily available chemicals. It is a white or off-white crystalline powder, most commonly snorted, although it can be taken orally by mixing it with a beverage or diluted in water and it can be injected intravenously. Methcathinone produces amphetamine-like activity.
What is the CAT drug?
Methcathinone is a highly addictive drug, similar to crack cocaine. Like crack cocaine, the addiction is difficult to treat. The synthetic version is a dangerous addictive drug that is cheap and easy to manufacture in home kitchens. It appeared out of nowhere and created a potential drug crisis. The drug is concocted from a “witches brew” of acids, thinners, and over-the-counter asthma medication.
As of June 2014 Cat became controlled as a Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act. Possession incurs a possible sentence of two years imprisonment, a fine or both. Possession with intent to supply, production and cultivation could each result in a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment, a fine or both.
Similar to other stimulants, methcathinone can amplify the action of norepinephrine and dopamine. Unusual stimulation of these two neurotransmitters can cause strange behaviour in some individuals.
What are the effects?
The effects last 4-6 hours and can include:
1. Feelings of euphoria
2. Increased alertness
3. Increased heart rate
4. Rapid breathing
5. Dilated pupils
Negative effects can include:
6. Tremors Withdrawal Early withdrawal symptoms of anxiety and profuse sweating can precede convulsions, hallucinations, and severe depression.
2. Anxiety followed by depression
3. Tremors and convulsions
4. Anorexia, malnutrition, and weight loss
5. Elevated blood pressure
Cat is psychologically highly addictive, individuals lose their ability to feel empathy or sympathy, and they lose self-worth and direction and often become distant and removed. However Khat or Cat addiction can be treated through the correct methods and therapies, as with any addiction it is important to address it holistically and openly.
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