RELATED TERMS: RAVE, NRG1, NRG-1, ENERGY1, ENERGY-1.
What is Naphyrone?
Naphyrone is a stimulant drug closely related to the cathinone family which includes mephedrone. Naphyrone does not have a long history of use, so there is little evidence of its long term effects or on the risks from using it. However, due to its similarity to other cathinones, naphyrone is likely to share the same effects and risks.
The high potency of naphyrone by comparison with other cathinones suggests that it is likely to be associated with a higher risk of accidental overdose.
The key effects and risks of naphyrone include:
- Feelings of euphoria, alertness, talkativeness and empathy
- Anxiety, paranoia and overstimulation of the heart and circulatory system
- Over-excitation of the nervous system, which can cause fits.
Naphyrone is normally found as a fine white or off-white/yellow powder.