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27 Feb 2009

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Hi, my daughter has been using a drug called ' cat' . I think it' s similar to ' tik' > . How soon does one become addicted? She says she' s only done it twice?
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01 Jan 0001

Cat is a popular or street name for methcathinone, and is bad news. Its been around for about 10 years, and is usually seen as a crystal-like poweder, something like cocaine, sniffed like it, and often of similar price. Originating from the khat plant, some horrible substances are used in making the product that gets sold, the process may also minclude nasty chemicals like ephedrine or pseudo-ephedrine, acetone, paint thinner and various unpleasant acids. It is significantly addictive. It can cause nasal damage. There are risks of psychosis, agression, and other unpleasant effects.
As she has told you, and presumably didn;'t need to, maybe she has indeed stopped. Talk it over calmly with her, making sure she understands the sort of risks she runs with this and smilar drugs.
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