- Mephedrone is a powerful stimulant and is part of a group of drugs that are closely related to amphetamines, like speed and ecstasy.
- Street names include: Meph, meow, miaow-miaow, m-cat, plant food, drone, bubbles, kitty cat.
- It is quite a new 'designer drug' and was a so-called legal high until 2010 when it was made a Class B drug. There were six deaths involving mephedrone reported in 2011 in England and Wales.
- It is risky as you can never be entirely sure that what you’re buying, experts have warned. Research suggests that on average mephedrone is 50% pure, so it’s not just the mephedrone that goes in to a user's bloodstream. Fears have now spread of the 'Krokodilising' of mephedrone.
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Krokodil (Desomorphine) was first developed as a painkiller in The United States in the 1930’s
The horrifying effects of krokodil