What is Cat? Cat Addiction and how do I deal with it? Signs and Symptoms of Cat Addiction, (Kat Addiction or Methcathinone / Methadrone Addiction).
Cat addiction is still growing fast in South Africa, it is a common alternative to the more expensive cocaine. Sometimes referred to as Kat Addiction, Methadrone Addiction or Methcathinone, they are the same drug.
Cat was developed sometime in the 1950’s and tested as a pharmaceutical drug. This was soon abandoned as the health risks and the side effects of the drug revealed the substance to be similar to that of amphetamines. It is used as a recreational drug and considered to be addictive with long term use. It is usually snorted but can be smoked, injected, or taken orally.
Cat is easy to manufacture and cat labs (much like meth labs) have been found throughout South Africa. Cat is a highly addictive upper. It is thought to be made with a variety of substances including battery acid, acetone, paint thinners and drain cleaner so is harmful in it’s normal state. In other parts of the world it is more commonly known as Methadrone Addiction (Methcathinone) and in parts of South Africa as Kat Addiction.
If you are worried that someone close to you is taking cat here are some signs and symptoms of cat abuse:
- Periods of extreme highs and extreme lows
- Nose bleeds
- Weight loss
- Aggression and becoming argumentative easily.
Continuing use of cat creates a variety of health problems. These include:
- Convulsions and Tremors. Uncontrollable Shaking.
- Continued Mental Health Problems like Anxiety or Depression
- Malnutrition, continued loss of appetite and interest in food.
- Sweating and dehydration
- Elevated heart rate and blood pressure leading to physical health problems
- Heart attacks
Methcathinone is also known as Methedrone and commonly reffered to as Cat or even Kat (but not to be confussed with the drug Khat that is used and is leaves that are chewed in some cultures for their stimulant effect, though it is reportedly similar). It is now one of the most commonly used illicit drugs in South Africa. Cat was totally legal in large areas of the world up until a few years ago when the authorities caught up after there were a couple of Cat related deaths. During this time it’s availability grew tremendously as did its use so today we have it in epidemic proprtions as it is relatively easy and cheap to manufacture.
What is Cat?
It is a manufactured drug that is easily accessible and relatively cheap, producing similar effects to Amphetamines, MDMA and Cocaine so is often used by people who favour these kind of drugs (stimulants).
Other names for “cat” include Methedrone, Methcatinone, Drone, M-Kat, Ghetto Coke, Star Speed and Kat to name a few. Being one of the most widely available drugs (legally) for such a lengthy period of time caused a lot of misconceptions about it and its effects. If you want to know some facts about Cat and Cat Addiction and addiction rehabs or treatments then Contact Us Now, we are waiting to help!
If you are concerned about your or a loved ones usage of Cat and feel they need some kind of help, we are always available. Like any addiction, treatment is best done in a controlled environment where access to the drug is cut off. This makes the process easier and allows time to address the underlying issues. See our Rehab Options for the best possible treatment.
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