What is it?: 

Stimulant drug made from the leaves and twigs, evergreen shrub. Active ingredients are cathine and cathinone.

Street Names: 

Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Kat, Miraa, Oat, Qat, Quaadka

How is it used?: 

•    Chewed
•    Dried Khat is used as a tea or chewable paste
•    Smoked, sprinkled on food

How does it affect the body?: 
  • Manic behavior with grandiose delusions
  • Chronic use can cause depression and suicide
  • Hallucinations, paranoia, nightmares
  • Euphoria, increased alertness and energy, hyperactivity
  • Increase in blood pressure and heart rate
  • Cardiac complications
  • Insomnia, gastric disorders

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