Here Are a Few of the Well know CLUB DRUGS –
Drug name: Ecstasy
Slang names: E, X, XTCDrug name: GHB
Street names: Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Grievous Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy
Drug name: Ketamine
Street names: K, Special K, Ket, Vitamin K, Kit Kat
Drug name: Rohypnol
Street names: Roofies, R-2
Club drugs refer to a wide range of drugs that are typically used at nightclubs, concerts and parties. These types of drugs are usually manufactured in makeshift labs, so it is impossible to know exactly what types of chemicals they are made up of. Because the chemicals used to produce the drugs are unknown, there is no way to predict how strong and therefore how dangerous the drug will be as it will vary each time.
Club drugs can damage the neurons in your brain, altering and impairing your coordination, memory, judgment, senses and behavior. Effects to your body that are commonly experienced on club drugs often include loss of muscle and motor control, blurred vision, and seizures. Different club drugs will have different effects on the body.
Ecstasy is a stimulant that increases your blood pressure and heart rate which can lead to heart and kidney failure. GHB is an example of a club drug that is a depressant, which can cause drowsiness, unconsciousness, and even breathing difficulties.
GHB and Rohypnol act as sedatives that can leave you unconsciousness and immobilized and are frequently utilized in “date rapes” or other types of attacks. Rohypnol can cause amnesia, rendering users unable to recall what they said or did when they were on the drug.
In addition to the dangerous affects these club drugs have alone, there are many other associated dangers that should be discussed. High doses of club drugs can cause severe breathing difficulties, coma, and can even result in death. Mixing any one of these drugs with another drug or alcohol is extremely dangerous and can even be lethal.
Know the Signs of Club Drugs
Although it can be tough to tell, here are warning signs that you can look for if you think a friend or family member may be using club drugs:
- Problems remembering things they recently said or did
- Loss of coordination, dizziness, fainting
- Sleep Difficulties
- Chills or sweating
- Slurred Speech
Q & AQ) Are club drugs addictive?
A) Yes, club drugs can be addictive.
Q) Are club drugs illegal?
A) It is illegal to buy or sell club drugs. It is also a Federal crime to use any controlled substance to aid in a sexual assault.
Q) If somebody was slipped a club drug into their drink, wouldn’t they realize it immediately?
A) Probably not. Most club drugs are tasteless and odorless. Some of these drugs are made into a powder making it very easy to slip the substance into a drink without anybody noticing it.
Q) Are there any long-term effects of taking Ecstasy?
A) Yes. Studies have been conducted on both humans and animals that have proven that regular use of Ecstasy produces long-lasting, perhaps even permanent damage to the brain’s ability to think and store memories.
Q) If someone took a club drug at a rave, wouldn’t they just dance off all of its effects?
A) No. Some of Ecstasy’s effects, like confusion, depression, anxiety, paranoia, and sleep difficulties, have been reported to occur even weeks after the drug was taken.
What can you do to help someone who is using club drugs?
Don’t ignore the situation. Contact Narconon Suncoast for help. Call 1-877-850-7355.