Harm Reduction

Khat is not currently regarded as a physically addictive substance. The cathinones it contains are not known to cause any long term harm. However, as with most stimulating substances, prolonged use may lead to psychological addiction (the user feels they need to keep taking it).

  • Chewing of khat has been known to produce intense thirst - try to stay hydrated, but don’t drink excessively as this can be just as harmful.