Alpha-PVP is a synthetic mimicking cathinone (amphetamine-like stimulant found in the khat plant) and creates feelings of euphoria, a heightened sense of awareness, energy and stimulation. In some people it produces a catatonic-like state. Flakka is crystalline and looks like little rocks. Users report similar experience to methamphetamine.

Methods of Use

  • Snorting

  • Smoking

  • Injecting

  • Vaporized

Adverse Effects

  • Extreme agitation

  • Delirious thoughts

  • Hallucinations

  • Profound paranoia

  • Elevated heart rate

  • Jerking muscle movements

  • Seizures

  • Dehydration

  • Renal failure

  • Increased body temperature

Overdose Potential

Flakka is stronger and more dangerous than other synthetic cathinones and both fatal and non-fatal cases have been reported.


  • Mood swings

  • Irritation

  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Seizures

  • Irregular heart beat