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CAT Drug Addiction and Recovery South Africa

Cat drug addiction, or addiction in general, doesn’t often begin as addiction.

For a lot of us, it began with friends at parties, through experimentation or peer pressure.

At first, it’s fun and exciting; but then taking drugs becomes more regular, the amount of drugs increases a little more each time and before you know it, you are taking drugs every weekend and you’ve developed a drug habit.

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Cat Addiction - Methcathinone

Methcathinone is a fairly new drug on the market; it has recently increased in popularity and has become one of the most commonly used illegal drugs in South Africa.

This illegal substance is known amongst it’s users as CAT, but is also referred to as Methedrone, khat, Methcathone, Drone, M-Kat, Ghetto Coke, meow-meow and Star Speed to name a few.

CAT is a synthetic form of the naturally-occurring stimulant drug, Cathinone, meaning that CAT attempts to imitate the high of the natural stimulant which is taken from the plant indigenous to the horn of Africa and the Southern Arabian Peninsula the "khat" plant, Cathula edulis.

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