You have all most probably heard of MCAT (the drug), which is also commonly known as meow meow.
This drug comes in the form of tablets, white powder or capsules that users can snort, swallow or inject.
It has been reported that this drug is being offered to children for as little as 10p which is very worrying, with young people being at the age of wondering ‘what its like, should we try it?!’
It is a horrible, dangerous drug; there is nothing glamorous about it.
The potential side effects in taking this drug can include memory loss, brain damage, fits and fatal heart problems. Also linking to other mental health problems.
There is a drama, THE GOOD DRUG DEALER by the director Peter Watkins-Hughes which tackles the dangers of the drug and the impact of the drug across Wales and the effects it can have on the user and their families.
One of his comments was “Mephedrone is something now that’s much more dangerous because if you’re a young person in Wales today it’s a lot easier and cheaper to source mephedrone than it is to get drink”.
The film was funded by a £5,000 grant from the Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner’s Partnership Fund, £3,000 from Tai Calon Community Housing and will be shown to teenagers in schools across Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly.
To view the film go to the BBC Wales website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25760353
If you know someone who’s been affected by MCAT, you can contact the Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline for free on: 0800 6335588 or visit their website at www.dan247.org.uk
Related Article: Meow Meow: The Dangers
Related Organisation: DAN 24/7