Khat is a flowering plant that contains two alkaloids, cathinone, and cathine. In its natural form, it is chewed – this releases the stimulus trapped in the plant. It is said to cause a loss of appetite, excitement, and euphoria. Chronic chewing khat abuse can lead to various negative physical and mental health effects. In fact, according to Circulation, khat users are significantly at risk of an acute coronary syndrome, even without other cardiovascular risk factors. Furthermore, this study also indicates that long-term use of khat is a risk factor for psychotic disorders.
If you, or someone you know, needs help with a chewing khat addiction, Life-Refine is here to help. Treatment is different from person to person, but it generally involves detoxing from khat and therapy. In some cases, medications may be used as well.
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