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Van Hout, Marie Claire and Brennan, Rebekah (2012) Curiosity killed M-Cat: A post legislative study on mephedrone use in Ireland. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 19 , (2) , pp. 156-162. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2011.617796.

Mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) is a synthetic ‘amphetamine-type stimulant’ (ATS) derived from the Khat plant and collectively known as ‘M-Cats’. Research has indicated the presence of strong displacement patterns in post-legislative timeframes with mephedrone incurred positive effects stimulating user preferences over amphetamine, MDMA and cocaine. The aim of this research was to investigate post-legislative mephedrone consumerist patterns and the presence of (any) incurred displacement patterns, as follow-up to an earlier study on prelegislative
mephedrone use in the Republic of Ireland.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
New psychoactive substance
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
2012
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2011.617796
Page Range
pp. 156-162
Publisher
Informa healthcare
Volume
19
Number
2
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