Cat, Methcathinone, Bathtub Speed

Cat Drug Treatment

Methcathinone is a derivative of a naturally occurring stimulant drug, cathinone, which is found in the khat plant. Users describes feelings of euphoria and increased alertness.

Signs and Symptoms

Cat produces very similar effects as methamphetamine and is highly addictive. Typical signs may include:

> Psychosis
> Memory loss
> Weight loss
> Tooth decay
> Impaired thinking
> Aggressiveness

Methods of Use

> Snorting
> Inhaling
> Injected
> Orally

Adverse Effects

> Anxiety
> Delusions
> Hallucinations
> Paranoia
> Restlessness
> Convulsions
> Fever
> Headaches
> Insomnia
> Muscle twitching
> Tremors
> Weight loss
> Nausea
> Stomach pains
> Elevated heart rate and blood pressure

Overdose Potential

In extreme cases, death has been reported due to heart failure.

Withdrawal

Withdrawal may be very similar to methamphetamine. It involves physical and psychological symptoms which depends on factors such the severity of the dependence. Typical withdrawal symptoms may include:

> Fatigue
> Depression
> Anxiety
> Irritability
> Headaches
> Agitation
> Excessive sleeping
> Increased appetite

Treatment

> Self-help organisations – Talking with others who also have a disorder have been proven to be very effective.
> Therapy – Behaviour therapy or cognitive behaviour therapy is a proven evidence based therapy teaching skills to reduce the urges. Find a licensed practitioner.

 

Why choose Wellvale Recovery Centre?

We are a treatment centre specialising in the treatment of addictive disorders. Our individualised approach to treating addiction is based on international standards and includes the many proven modalities in the treatment of addiction.

​Key focus areas for an effective treatment programme:

> Family involvement – family participation in the treatment of any addiction is crucial for the long term recovery of their loved one.
> Individualised treatment – underlying issues prolonging any addiction is based on the individual and therefore individual treatment plans are an important component to effective treatment of addiction by a qualified professional counsellor.
> 12 step programme – Twelve step programmes have proven highly effective in the treatment of addiction and starts forming the solid foundation in early recovery. It is also used as the platform to the introduction of self-help organisations, forming part of the aftercare.
> Aftercare – Stopping the addiction of the physical substance is only the foundation phase in the treatment of addiction. A carefully drawn up aftercare plan is crucial to sustain long-term recovery.

Sources

http://www.mg.co.za; www.drugs.com; www.recoverydirect.co.za; https://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Street-drugs/Psychoactives/What-is-the-drug-called-CAT-20141112; https://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/khat-signs-symptoms.html; https://www.recoveryranch.com/helpful-articles/the-frightening-drug-methcathinone; http://www.theinsite.org/me/some_body/drugs/fr_auto.html?http://www.theinsite.org/me/some_body/drugs/methcat_text.html;