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Meow Meow: The Walking Dead

20 Aug

Meow, Meow.

kitten500

 

No, not that kind.

This kind:

 

mephedrone

 

A new “club drug” has appeared on the scene. Straight out of India. Meow Meow is also called MCAT, drone, white magic, and mephedrone. And it’s bad news. Even those who use cocaine and MDMA say Meow Meow is “bad f-cking news.” That says a to coming for these folks. And it’s led to a number of tragic deaths.

How do you spot users? “Look for the zombies,” is one young man’s opinion. “They look like dead on they feet.” They are “pale, thin, like sick people.”

What is Mephedrone?” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/184233.php

Meow Meow Crisis: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/britains-meow-meow-crisis-chemsex-creatine-needles-making-mephedrone-deadlier-ever-1493720

 

 

 
6 Comments

Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Poisons & Drugs, Toxicology

 

6 responses to “Meow Meow: The Walking Dead

  1. Sue Coletta

    August 21, 2015 at 5:48 am

    It never ceases to amaze me the crap people put in their bodies. Giving this drug a cute name like Meow Meow will unfortunately attract young people, too.

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  2. James Pierson

    August 21, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Meow Meow and other synthetic legal highs are exactly why illicit drugs should be legalised. The current situation is akin to prohibition. Just as criminals got rich smuggling and dealing booze, so they do with cocaine, cannabis, etc. Just as during prohibition alongside the good stuff there was lots of dodgy moonshine, same with the crap churned out as legal highs. In the uk we have a massive problem with legal highs. There are all manner of dodgy drugs being churned out as a legal and supposedly “safe” alternative to illicit drugs. When the government bans one, another pops up in its place. This is exactly what happened with meow meow here, government banned it, now there’s something else equally unpleasant.

    The only solution is a regulated marketplace. Alcohol is a dangerous drug, just ask an alcoholic or go to an emergency room and see the people who come in thanks to drunk driving or fighting in bars. But it’s better legal than illegal. At least you can be sure that the majority of alcohol consumed has been made properly in hygienic distilleries and that gangsters aren’t pocketing the profits. And there’s no need for anyone to buy dodgy moonshine (obviously there are some exceptions to this rule, like prison where moonshine proliferates). Only when governments accept that prohibition of illicit drugs has failed and follow a rational harm reduction approach will things change.

    Oh and in case anybody thinks such a rational approach isn’t possible, Portugal has done just that. And the sky hasn’t exactly fallen in.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug_policy_of_Portugal

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    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      August 21, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Many people believe that’s the way to go while others fear decriminalization would be more or less sanctioning their use. Both sides are likely correct but to what extent is the real question? No question legalizing some drugs would lessen the profit motive and that would be a good thing in many cases. And it is true that alcohol is addictive and dangerous as it impairs users. Drugs do too and the problem is with most of them we don’t have a quick and easy sobriety test yet. One that would ID drivers under the influence. So it’s a double edged sword with no simple solution. And I’m not sure legalization would prevent the development of Meow Meow and all the other designer drugs that have come along. Folks are always looking for a different and new kind of high. It’s a difficult problem. Thanks for your input here. Always appreciated.

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  3. Cheryl B. Dale

    August 21, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Scary.

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  4. Anne Louise Bannon

    August 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Hmmm. From the writing perspective, however, it could be an interesting plot point. Thanks for the update.

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