alpha-PVP Powder, is a synthetic stimulant drug of the cathinone and pyrovalerone classes. It is chemically similar to other pyrovalerone compounds such as MDPV and cathinone compounds found in the khat plant of eastern Africa. It generally comes in the form of either a crystalline powder or large crystal shards which users can ingest to produce effects which are somewhat similar to that of amphetamine and cocaine.
alpha-PVP Powder has a short history of use and is subject to much scrutiny by the media, similar to how MDPV and “bath salts” were portrayed in early 2011. It is commonly mass produced in China and sold as a research chemical through online vendors.