Khat

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Khat is a green leafed plant which is usually chewed and sometimes is made into tea

Slang names:
Cot, Qat, Jat, Ghat

Main effects:
Similar effect to speed, people feel more alert and chatty and have a general euphoric feeling that lasts several hours.  It can also give a feeling of calmness.

Dangers:
Chewing khat has numerous side effects including insomnia, confusion, high blood pressure, heart problems, constipation and tooth decay.  It can cause anxiety and aggression and make worse an underlying mental health condition.  There is also a risk of serious liver disease.

Social:
In some parts of the world Khat is consumed at social events, in saloons and in business and used as a stimulant instead of the more common coffee drinking and coffee shops of the western world.

Class:
Class C drug

Type:
Stimulant

 

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