Thursday, July 28, 2011
When They Ask for This Product by Name, They Don't Want Cat Food
The Guardian (U.K.) says that the former legal high known as mephedrone, or "meow meow," is still popular among teens and young adults despite its being banned in the U.K. last year. This street drug has been linked to not less than 25 deaths.
Home Office figures drawn from the authoritative British Crime Survey estimate that around 300,000 16 to 24-year-olds, or 4.4% of their age group, used mephedrone in the past 12 months.
This is a similar level of popularity to the use of powder cocaine by teenagers and young adults. The BCS survey, drug misuse declared 2010/2011, say that mephedrone and cocaine rank joint second in popularity behind cannabis for this age group.
Mephedrone ranks alongside ecstasy in popularity among all drug users aged between 16 and 59, with 1.4% of all adults reporting they had used them in the past year....