About Synthetic Cathinones

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How can synthetic cathinones affect your work or daily activities?

Even at low doses, synthetic cathinones can affect your ability to complete your daily tasks. It’s difficult to work out exactly how they will affect you, but it often depends on which synthetic cathinone you have taken, how much you have taken and for how long.

Synthetic cathinones change the way your brain works. You may find it harder to concentrate, have trouble remembering things, have hallucinations, have worse judgement or put yourself in riskier situations. This can make it hard to make safe choices and can make normal, everyday interactions feel overwhelming. Because of this, it can be harder to perform at your best at work.

Synthetic cathinones can also make your body act differently. You may have a hard time controlling your movement, feel restless, shaky and nauseous and have a hard time seeing or hearing things happening around you. Because of this, it can be unsafe to do tasks where you need to be steady, use fine movements or operate machinery. You also shouldn’t drive when using synthetic cathinones as they slow your reaction time and impair your judgement.

When it comes to work, different jobs require different skills. Have a think about what you need to perform well at your job and what steps you need to take to make sure you are not impaired if you are using synthetic cathinones.

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