What you need to know to help protect children, teens and young adults

Know the facts and connect with help and support to keep your child safe.

Methcathinone is stimulant that is a structural analogue of methamphetamine and cathinone. It is clandestinely manufactured from readily available chemicals.[1] It is a white or off-white crystalline powder, most commonly snorted, although it can be taken orally by mixing it with a beverage or diluted in water and it can be injected intravenously.[2] This drug produces amphetamine-like activity.

Understand the risks

Methcathinone produces amphetamine-like activity. Little scientific research is available on its long-term effects.[2]

Identify & address use

If you’re concerned your child may be using methcathinone or other substances, the following can help you address the behavior more effectively.