Spring 2010 suzie and hannah club drugsPresentation Transcript
CLUB DRUGS Made by: Suzie guard & Hannah becker
Club Drugs are drugs that are associated with: nightclubs concerts All-night dance parties Designer drugs and look-alike drugs are other terms for drugs associated with these activities.
Effects Ecstasy- Users may experience confusion, depression, anxiety, nausea, faintness, chills, or sweating. Ecstasy can cause permanent brain damage. GHB- is especially dangerous when taken with alcohol or other drugs. The combination may result in sleep, coma, and death.
Effects Rohypnol- the drug’s short-term effect is a sleepy, relaxed feeling that lasts 2 to 8 hours. The user might also black out. Ketamine- causes hallucinations and dreamlike states. Its use may result in death through respiratory failure.
Effects Memory loss Hepatitis Behavioral problems Crime Sexual assaults Violence
Harmful Some drugs cause brain damage. Some drugs may result in death. Some drugs may result in death from respiratory failure. Damage to nerve endings
Across the country, teens and young adults enjoy all-night dance parties known as "raves" and increasingly encounter more than just music. “Raves” or all-night dance parties continue to attract teens and young adults who may think Ecstasy, GHB, Rohypnol, and other club drugs are harmless.
Everything started with potBill’s Story Bill was 12 years old when he first tried marijuana. One day at school, one of the cool kids asked him to go over to there house and smoke pot. Everyone wanted to be in the cool crowd, so he was definitely up to it. Unfortunately, that one invitation to experiment led Bill on a slow descent into smoking at a friend’s house before and after school. In no time, he was smoking every chance he could.
Bill’s Story In the tenth grade, Bill moved on to harder drugs. He went straight from pot to Ecstasy. Once he started doing club drugs, he did anything he could get his hands on. He did acid, mushrooms, nitrous oxide, special K, cocaine, and methamphetamines. At first, Bill and his friends would attend raves at lest once a week. Soon, however, one night of partying turned into an entire weekend of debauchery. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night they’d drive anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours to find a rave and do drugs, making rides home perilous journey.
Bill’s Story For a long time, Bill was successfully able to hide his drug use from his mom. He told her that he was staying at a friends house, was going on a camping trip, or something. His mom has always been really trusting so she gave him quite a bit of leeway and at that age you’re changing quite a bit, anyway, so it’s kind of hard to notice changes in behavior (caused by drug use). But when Bill became hooked on methamphetamines, his life started unraveling quickly. He started to shoplift merchandise in hardware stores and return the stolen items for cash in order to support his habit of drug use.