Unlike many of the newer substances hitting the streets in the United States, khat has been around for centuries. A stimulant drug, khat is the young leaves of the Catha edulis shrub that is native to East Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Users have always chewed the leaves, enjoying the stimulant effect in much the same context as today’s Americans drink coffee. Cathinone and cathine are the active ingredients in khat, and they are controlled substances in the United States. Users invite legal issues in addition to health problems and accident when they abuse khat.
If khat is a problem for you or someone you love in Hohenwald, TN, don’t give up another day of life to its abuse. Quality addiction treatment is available to those living in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Call now. See Also: Columbia Treatment Programs.
Are Stimulant Drugs a Problem for Your Family?
Khat is just one of a number of stimulant drugs that are causing problems for families across the country. Crystal meth and stimulant prescriptions are also popular among those who are dependent upon uppers to keep going. Chewed like tobacco, smoked or brewed as a tea before ingestion, khat can be easily hidden from the rest of the family.
The short-term effects that families can look out for when khat abuse is an issue include:
- Manic behavior
- Delusions of grandeur
Treatment for Drug Addiction Is Just a Phone Call Away
Would you like to learn more about the treatment options available to those who are fighting abuse of stimulant drugs like khat? You have a number of choices in Tennessee rehab, each one unique and comprehensive, and able to be tailored to meet your personal needs. Contact us today at the phone number listed above to speak with a counselor about your family’s experience in Hohenwald, Tennessee and to be matched with the best possible rehab for you.
103 E 3rd Ave
Hohenwald, TN 38462-1806
Buffalo Valley Inc
501 S Park St
Hohenwald, TN 38462-1974