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Methylphenidate is commonly known as Ritalin, Concerta or Tranquilyn.
It is a central nervous system stimulant that is used by adults and children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
It has also been used to treat narcolepsy, mild depression, and when combined with other pharmaceutical drugs has been used in the treatment of chronic pain.
Prescription drug abuse can be defined as taking medication differently to how you were instructed in order to feel the pleasurable effects or a “high” or to avoid the unpleasant side-effects of not taking the drug.
For example this could be taking your prescribed Ambien three or four times a day instead of the prescribed frequency and duration.
It’s important to be conscious of the long-term effects that continued prescription medication abuse can have on your body and overall quality of life.
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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