CLUB DRUGS Club drugs are abused by teens and young adults at nightclubs, bars, raves, or trance scenes. How many people use it? Reporting use of club drug increased from 5.1 million in 1999 to 6.5 million in 2000.
Ecstasy GHB Rohypnol Ketamine The most common club drugs are… Some of the negative effects they can have on you include… Memory loss Hepatitis Damage to nerve endings Behavioral problems Crime Sexual assaults violence
Ecstasy ~ mind-altering drug, Its chemical structure is similar to two other synthetic drugs, which are known to cause brain damage. Health effects: Psychological difficulties, including confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, severe anxiety, and paranoia during and sometimes weeks after taking it.
GHB is odorless and nearly tasteless. Users report that it induces a state of relaxation.
The effects can be felt within 5 to 20 minutes after ingestion and the high can last up to four hours.
It was banned in 1990 after 57 cases of GHB-induced illnesses (ranging from nausea and vomiting to respiratory problems, seizures and comas).
The drug was only permitted under the supervision of a physician.
Also called special k. The drug is usually snorted, but is sometimes sprinkled on tobacco or marijuana and smoked.
A powerful hallucinogen widely used as an animal tranquilizer by veterinarians.
The high can last from a half-hour to 2 hours. The Drug Enforcement Administration reports that over effects can last an hour but the drug can still affect the body for up to 24 hours.
Liquid Ketamine was developed in the early 1960s as an anesthetic for surgeries, and was used on the battlefields of Vietnam as an anesthetic.
ROHYPNOL~ Rohypnol® has been a concern for the last few years because of its abuse as a "date rape" drug. Rohypnol® produces sedative-hypnotic effects including muscle relaxation and amnesia. Rohypnol® is not approved for use in the United States and its importation is banned Rohypnol® began in Europe in the 1970s and started appearing in the United States in the early 1990s.
How can I protect myself from being a victim?
Don't accept drinks from other people.
If you feel drunk and haven't drunk any alcohol — or, if you feel like the effects of drinking alcohol are stronger than usual — get help right away.
If someone offers to get you a drink from a bar or at a party, go with the person to order your drink. Watch the drink being poured and carry it yourself.
Don't drink anything that tastes or smells strange. Sometimes, GHB tastes salty.
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