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How can I keep myself from falling into drug addiction? 16-year-old Rahul Dubey was a smart, talented boy until he fell into the dangerous hands of Meow Meow. In Mumbai, India, Meow Meow is the most popular party drug hitting the scene. When young Rahul got addicted to Meow Meow, he had to drop out of school in order to save his life by entering an addiction recovery program. At his worst, he found himself banging his head violently against the wall in a drug fever. He describes what happens when he looked in the mirror: “I sometimes did not see myself in it, I saw a devil,” he says.
What should I know about Meow Meow? The drug with the street name Meow Meow is actually the synthetic stimulant drug Mephedrone. The drug comes in tablets or powder, and can be swallowed or snorted. Meow Meow is becoming especially popular in the party and rave scene. The effects of the stimulant drug are similar to that of meth: teeth grinding, hallucination, euphoria. So far, the reported long term effects are frightening psychological ones: hallucination and mania.
How do I protect myself from substance abuse? Part of the reason Meow Meow is so popular is that it is one of the cheaper party drugs out there. Over 30,000 people in India become Mephedrone addicts each year. The real fact about drug addiction is that no high is truly a cheap high. The toll it takes on your body can be extraordinary. You also put yourself in danger of committing drug-related crimes, which could land you jail. On top of all that, you may develop a drug addiction which will require rehab in order to escape.
Where can I find the treatment I need for my addiction to Mephedrone? Check out the difference between inpatient and outpatient programs to see which one best fits the needs of your drug recovery. Rehab is not the same for everyone, and you have lots of options as far as length of stay and supplementary treatment options. Find out how Banyan Treatment Center will help you develop a specialized plan to get you over your addiction and back into the driver’s seat of your life.