Mephedrone is not a very well known drug, and has only been classed as an illegal Class B substance since 2010, despite it being readily available online where it can be purchased as a fertiliser for plants. Like amphetamines and common 'party' drugs like ecstasy, mephedrone is a stimulant drug that gives the user a 'high', resulting in behaviour and feelings such as excessive confidence, greater energy, euphoric sensations and being very talkative. It can take the form of a pill for swallowing, or a powder which is most commonly snorted or swallowed with water. It is most frequently taken by younger people.
Worryingly, there are no physical signs to look out for that indicate that a user is addicted to mephedrone, but, like all other drugs, excessive use can spiral to an addiction that takes over both emotionally and psychologically. Repeated abuse of the drug can lead to fitting, hallucinations, aggressive behaviour, a lack of focus or difficulty concentrating, paranoia and in some cases, fatality.
If you or if you think someone you close to you is dealing with an addiction to mephedrone, we are able to help through our drug rehabilitation centres at Step 1 Recovery. We have a sympathetic approach to mephedrone addiction treatment that involves effective therapies which heal the body and mind which can help you recover and start planning a life without Mephedrone.
Upon your initial discussion about receiving treatment from us, we will first talk about your mephedrone addiction in detail to find out how severe your addiction to the drug is, as many users can become dependent on the drug. We will focus on the way the drug makes you feel, and the way it has affected your health, personal life and job.
Upon admission into our centre, you will become accustomed to your therapist whom you will have access to at all times during your time at the centre. If you have had previous drug addiction treatment, we will discuss this and how you found the process, and also talk about any occasions when you have visited a doctor and tried to get help through a NHS route. If you inject mephedrone, we will also discuss the possibility of you contracting HIV from needle use/shared needles.
It is important to remember that you may suffer withdrawal symptoms when entering a mephedrone rehabilitation programme with us that requires a total detox. Mephedrone is a powerful drug that can become highly addictive. It has been known for users to take part in ‘fiending’, in which large amounts of the drug are taken over and over again until the user no longer has a supply. Because the drug causes chemical changes within your brain to a state where it can no longer function properly without it, it is important to focus on withdrawing the amount you are taking slowly to ensure that the side effects you may experience from withdrawal are minimal and do not cause distress.
Withdrawal symptoms include weakness, headaches, nausea, lack of appetite, stomach pain, feeling cold and feeling irritable. You may also have trouble sleeping. Such withdrawal symptoms may also last for a longer period of time due to the way mephedrone interacts with the brain. For this reason, a full detox can take longer than six weeks, depending on the individual. But with the right team behind you and support, this is a journey that you can be successful in completing, no matter now long it takes you. At Step 1 Recovery, we are here to help you succeed and beat your cravings so you stay clean.
While staying with us, we will be here to help and support you at all times to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment. It doesn’t matter whether your stay is short term or long term, our team will treat you with the same care and attention. Discussions about the status of your recovery will be held everyday during your stay to ensure that you are satisfied with the programme and if you feel like you are on the right path.
You may need additional medication to successfully complete a mephedrone detox. It is important to realise that support from loved ones is vital during this period, and you may want them to visit you during your stay with us in order to have family speech therapy.This is where we get you together with your loved ones and talk about your addiction as a group, covering your triggers and feelings, and how your drug usage affects your family.
As well as a psychotherapist and counsellor working with you on your journey, you may also find that you need medicines to help prevent issues with sleeping, anxiety or panic attacks, or to help you manage your cravings.
We aim to make your mephedrone rehabilitation to be as comfortable and satisfying as possible. Our team have a lot of experience when it comes to addiction recovery and will be with you every step of the way. The guidance we can give you through our programmes can help heal your mind and body for effective long term recovery from Mephedrone addiction.
We are based in the UK & Spain – our relaxing haven in Moraira where spending time in a warm and nourishing climate can work wonders on both mind and spirit. Our breathtaking Villa Camino de la Paz centre is used to incorporate the health benefits that come with the warmer Mediterranean climate with our holistically focused therapies.
Our team of qualified staff have been able to successfully cure a large number of individuals from their addiction. All members of our staff are incredibly caring and passionate about supporting our clients in their journey. The teams selected at our centres have all been carefully chosen based on their experience and commitment to the process of recovery. Call now and find out why we can help you or a loved one recovery from mephedrone addiction.