Is mephedrone addictive?
anonymous Asks ...
How bad is mephedrone? Is it as addictive as cocaine? My friends are using it but I am scared to try it. Should they be scared of getting addictied?
Mark Hughes Says ...
I would be very cautious about this drug as it is powerful.
I can't advise on mephedrone specifically because I don't know much about it, and from a quick web search scientists don't either because it is relatively new. So it may well be addictive, and harmful, and could easily become part of a harmful life pattern, as well as having the risks involved with any powerful drug.
People try and use drugs for different reasons. Maybe your friends are experimenting, perhaps wanting to try things that feel dangerous, and believing they can handle it. Maybe they are using drugs to escape difficult feelings or situations in their lives.
Whatever their reasons, when a group does this, it is very easy to lose your own sense of what is right for you, and to go along with things to join in, and be part of it. So I hope you will be able to take care of yourself, and that you make decisions about this that are right for you, even if it means being reject by, or just leaving this group to their path.
If you try to dissuade them, they may not like it, so you may be faced with a tough choice and I hope you'll be able to make the right one for yourself, regardless of what others think or say about it.
Good luck, and well done for asking. Its good that you are considering your friends, and also by doing this research you give yourself the possibility to think about the consequences of your choices, and make better decisions for your own future.