Despite the 2010 ban on mephedrone, drug services are seeing increasing numbers of people coming forward to report serious problems with the drug.
Mephedrone, known variously as mcat,bubble and fert is a powerful stimulant whose use appeared to dip after being controlled as a Class B drug two years ago. However, it is gaining a significant presence as a problematic drug on the UK drug scene, according to the Druglink Street Drug Trends Survey 2012, carried out among police forces, drug agencies, frontline treatment services and drug user groups.
Drug treatment services reported more people coming forward for help with both physical and psychological problems associated with their mephedrone use.
Additional keywords: DrugScope street drugs survey 2012