Deer drugs: Effect on brain chemistry 'like ecstasy' Published 14 December image captionThe effects on brain chemistry are similar to ecstasy Scientists have confirmed that two stimulant drugs Metnylone in the Harwick PA wife swapping appear similar to ecstasy in their immediate effects on the pkants. Selling or possessing mephedrone and methylone, also known as "miaow" and "plant food", was made illegal in US and UK researchers have confirmed that their effects on brain chemistry are similar to other amphetamine-related drugs.
A drug charity says use remains widespread, despite the ban. While there have been fod into the short and longer-term effects of MDMA, or ecstasy, the relative novelty of mephedrone and methylone means much less is known about how they work and whether Des Moines mouth seeking black cock are causing damage. The researchers administered the drugs to live rats while observing changes to a region of the brain called the nucleus Methyoone.
The journal Neuropsychopharmacology reported that, just as with other amphetamines, including ecstasy, as the dose increased, so did the levels of the mood chemicals serotonin and dopamine.
Repeated doses of ecstasy caused a rise in body temperature and more long-lasting changes in brain chemistry, more particularly a lowering of serotonin levels. This may correspond with a "low" suffered fof some ecstasy users in the days after taking the drug.
However, the researchers did not observe these effects to the same degree with mephedrone and methylone. This did not mean that the drugs were a safer option than ecstasy, the researchers said, adding that their longer-term effects needed further study, as did their addictive qualities.
The British Crime Surveypublished in July, suggested that 7. Mr Shapiro said: "The harms and potential danger with taking drugs such as amphetamines and cocaine are well known, and these substances are related to those drugs.
The real risk comes with mixing different drugs, and if you drink alcohol on top of this it can become a truly toxic mix.