Category Archives: Khat Use

Public Health Impact and Mental Illness

There is a growing international interest in the popularity of Khat, a naturally recurring stimulant plant, which contains Cathinone. Cathinone can produce stimulant effects often likened to Amphetamine but quite distinct from Amphetamine. The chewing of Khat is a traditional habit in some African and Arab countries but is becoming popular amongst immigrant communities living in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Continue reading Public Health Impact and Mental Illness