Miaow Miaow

Mephedrone (4-Methylmethcathinone), known by various street names including miaow miaow and bath salts, is emerging as a significant drug of concern, particularly in Europe and to some extent in the United States. “Miaow Miaow, also known as Mephedrone, is a synthetic drug that gained popularity in the early 2000s. Initially marketed as a legal high, Miaow Miaow quickly became a widespread problem due to its stimulant properties. It gained a reputation for its ability to induce feelings of euphoria and increased energy. However, many individuals soon discovered its addictive nature and detrimental effects. Originally manufactured in China and derived from cathinone compounds found in East African khat plants, mephedrone gained popularity after 2003 and became widely available online by 2007. By 2010, it had become a prevalent drug in Europe, especially the UK, where it ranks just behind cannabis, cocaine, and MDMA in popularity. It is now classified as an illegal substance in many countries, including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US.

Like other addictive substances, Miaow Miaow activates the brain’s reward system, causing a surge of dopamine and generating intense cravings. Over time, regular use can lead to dependency and a range of negative consequences. These may include anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, and even organ damage.

In response to the growing concern surrounding Miaow Miaow and other synthetic drugs, addiction recovery communities and rehabilitation centers have developed specialized treatment programs. These programs employ evidence-based approaches to help individuals overcome their addiction and regain control of their lives.

Mephedrone acts by stimulating and inhibiting the reuptake of monoamine neurotransmitters, causing effects like euphoria, sexual stimulation, and music appreciation, similar to cocaine, amphetamines, and MDMA. However, it also leads to adverse effects such as hallucinations, anxiety, paranoia, seizures, and raised blood pressure. Commonly snorted or taken orally, it has been linked to several deaths in Europe and at least one in the US. Despite its widespread use, especially among school and college students, and its easy accessibility via the internet, there’s a lack of comprehensive data on its usage patterns, hindering effective health and social interventions. Moreover, the potential for the creation of more synthetic cathinone compounds poses an ongoing challenge for governmental monitoring and public health.

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    Treatment Services

    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

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    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

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    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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