A Study of the Decision Making Process and Social Controls Involved in Methcathinone Use in the Upper Peninsula.
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In researching methcathinone use in the Upper Peninsula, my goal was to complete interviews with a small population of individuals who had previously used methcathinone, also called "cat". In doing so I hoped to better understand the thought processes involved in their decision to engage in this behavior. My project proved to be far more enlightening than expected, and I came away with a much greater understanding of the drug culture. The subject of this project is very important because of the fact that the research concerning risk taking thought processes and justifications for drug abuse is very limited. Every step we make towards a better understanding of why individuals use drugs, the more we can improve the help that we can give them.