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3-MMC Addiction & Treatment

Addiction to designer drug 3-MMC is on the rise, with accidents occurring weekly in high-risk party environments due to its combination of use alongside illicit drugs like cocaine and speed.

The fluctuating legality status as a New Psychoactive Drug has given producers an opportunity for law evasion through slight modification of chemical structure. This has contributed significantly to rising levels of addiction and poses significant health risks for consumers.

Exploring the dangers of 3-MMC

3-Methylmethcathinone, is a powerful illegal designer drug. Its effects closely resemble those of MDMA and cocaine: users feel elated, but this sensation only lasts from 3 to 7 hours before being replaced by unbearable withdrawal symptoms such as coldness and misery if no other dose follows suit shortly after.

As expected with any addiction, one’s dependence on 3-MMC can quickly spiral out of control resulting in potentially devastating consequences both mentally and physically.

Effects and symptoms of 3-MMC addiction

3-MMC can create an energised and joyful experience, leaving you feeling with a state of euphoria. Its effects can enable long nights full of fun activities – allowing for endless hours filled with joyous celebration.

As the use of 3-MMC continues to rise, people find themselves needing more and more of it in order to be satisfied. Without it they can experience feelings that nothing else is enjoyable or rewarding, leading them into a pattern where work, school and relationships are neglected as their obsession with using grows.

For some users attempting moderation or abstinence on their own may not be possible without additional help.

Risks of 3-MMC addiction

3-MMC can be very addictive and damaging, with potentially hazardous long-term effects on the user’s physical and mental health. Besides causing depression, suicidal thoughts, significant weight loss, impaired vision as well as neurological damage and psychotic experiences have been linked to its use.

As 3-MMC is relatively inexpensive and recently legal, it has become a popular recreational drug for young people. Those who take the substance on a regular basis have reported feelings of cravings which are analogous to cocaine addiction – an indication that this drug can be just as addictive if used regularly.

Research into potential harms caused by taking 3-MMC show that there may even be neurological damage associated with its use; making basic motor skills such as walking more difficult in those affected negatively by the drugs’ effects.

Frequently asked questions about 3-MMC addiction

3-Methylmethcathinone, commonly known as “pussy” or “3-m”, is a synthetic stimulant drug and the successor to 4-MMC. 4-MMC was officially banned in 2012 by the government due to its addictive properties, prompting 3-MMC to appear on the market as a legal alternative. Unfortunately, since October 28th 2021, 3-MMC has been added to List II of the Opium Act and is now considered an illegal substance.

The risk of taking 3-MMC is increasing due to its effects resembling MDMA and cocaine. This drug produces a euphoric feeling, but this sensation does not last very long as it wears off after around an hour and a half. As it begins to wear off, users feel cold and depressed, prompting them to take additional doses in order to avoid the miserable state that follows when the drug’s effects have worn off.

Furthermore, the day after taking 3-MMC users experience even more extreme withdrawal symptoms such as difficulty concentrating and lack of motivation that prevent them from attending work or school. This spiral of increased doses followed by increasingly worse withdrawal effects can quickly lead to addiction if users are not careful.

The effects of using 3-MMC:

  • You become very active
  • Everything is nice
  • You are euphoric
  • You can go on for nights on end
  • Effect is short


Problems due to the effects of 3-MMC

Do you experience negative consequences from the use of 3-MMC? Or do you have more questions about these designer drugs and the risk of addiction? Then contact the professional team of Connection. They are ready for you: 021 541 0643.

Risks 3-MMC Addiction:

  • Very addictive
  • Depressive, suicidal thoughts
  • Loss of weight
  • It affects your sight
  • Neurological damage
  • Psychotic experiences


When the drug takes effect, craving arises: an enormous need to use again, making it just as addictive as cocaine, for example. Do you want to stop using it but can’t do it alone? Then contact the professional team of Connection. They are ready for you: 021 541 0643.

Dependence If there is a period in which a lot of 3-MMC has been used on a structural basis, there is a chance that you have become mentally dependent on the drug. Dependence on 3-MMC can cause serious mental and physical complaints. Help with addiction At Connection we offer professional help with a 3-MMC addiction. We help you to stop using this designer drug in a medically responsible and committed way. With our personal approach, we give you the help you need to be able to live a full life again.

The following symptoms may indicate a 3-MMC addiction:

  • More and more 3-MMC is needed
  • Being obsessive about using
  • Nothing is fun without 3-MMC
  • Neglect work, school and relationships
  • Unable to stop on your own


Do you recognize the above symptoms? Do you want to stop using it but can’t do it alone? Then contact the professional team of Connection. They can guide you to a life without addiction: 021 541 0643.

Problem yes or no?

It is sometimes difficult to estimate whether there really is a problem. The severity of a 3-MMC addiction depends on how often and how much is used and what the consequences of the use are.

Structural use

When there is structural use, you can no longer stop independently and the use leads to problems, it is time to seek help. The professional team of Connection is ready for you: 021 541 0643.

Physical and mental

To help you kick the habit, at Connection we look at both the physical and mental aspects. If you have become addicted to 3-MMC, withdrawal symptoms may occur. During a detox, your body gets rid of the addictive substance. In principle, you are physically kicked out, but the mental addiction has not yet disappeared. You need to start living your life again, but this time without the substance or behaviour to which you were addicted. Connection helps you with this.

Contact us

We are happy to answer all your questions about 3-MMC withdrawal or we can make an appointment for a short-term intake interview. Contact Connection by telephone during working days on 021 541 0643. uses cookies to give you the best experience on our website. These first-party and third-party cookies enable important functionality to operate, help us monitor and improve how the website works and for marketing purposes. By clicking 'Accept All' you accept all cookies from this website.