Club Drugs Addiction

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What Are Club Drugs?

Drugs deemed illicit are forbidden in most countries, and therefore the extermination of these medications has continually been one of our most significant worldwide problems. Ending the existence of illicit medication is one of the toughest and most complex objectives law-enforcement officials face. With all resources we tend to place into the problem, why is there little success to thwart Club Drugs Addiction?

Lack of effort is not a major reason the attempts are failing. It is the lack of understanding that leads to the misdirection and failure of the attempts. As long as a robust need exists to use these meds exists, the supply of these drugs won’t dissipate.

Why do people take drugs? Drugs symbolize power, status, freedom, and the ultimate ‘high’ in our world. We are not easily deterred from using drugs because we refuse to give up our dreams and goals and often are willing to do whatever it takes along the path to success. The desire for these medications far outweighs the risk of being caught and leads to Club Drugs Addiction.

In reality, the chance of being found out is very slim. Therefore, many people are willing to risk getting caught because the benefits of drugs outweigh the risks. ‘Drugs area unit has continually been loosely coupled to show biz. Nightclubs became the perfect place to administer illicit medications. Club drugs addiction is now very commonplace in nightclubs.

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Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)

Street names: Ecstasy, E, X, XTC, Adam, Clarity, Lover’s Speed

An amphetamine-based, hallucinogenic type drug that is taken orally, usually in a tablet or capsule form.


  • Lasts 3-6 hours.
  • Enables dancers to dance for long periods of time.
  • Increases the chances of dehydration, hyper tension, heart or kidney failure, and increased body temperature, which can lead to death.
  • Long-term effects include confusion, depression, sleep problems, anxiety, paranoia, and loss of memory.


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Gamma-hydoxybutyrate (GHB)

Street names: Grievous Bodily Harm, G, Liquid Ecstasy, Georgia Home Boy

A central nervous system depressant that is usually ingested in liquid, powder, tablet, and capsule forms.


  • May last up to 4 hours, depending on the dose used.
  • Slows breathing and heart rates to dangerous levels.
  • Also has sedative and euphoric effects that begin up to 10-20 minutes from ingestion.
  • Use in connection with alcohol increases its potential for harm.
  • Overdose can occur quickly-sometimes death occurs.


Street names: Speed, Ice, Chalk, Meth, Crystal, Crank, Fire, Glass

A central nervous system stimulant, often found in pill, capsule, or powder form, that can be snorted, injected, or smoked.


  • Displays signs of agitation, excited speech, lack of appetite, and increased physical activity.
  • Often results in drastic weight loss, violence, psychotic behavior, paranoia, and sometimes damage to the heart or nervous system.


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Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

Street names: Acid, Boomers, Yellow Sunshines

Hallucinogen that causes distortions in sensory perception, usually taken orally either in tablet or capsule form. Often sold on blotter paper that has been saturated with the drug.


  • Are often unpredictable and may vary depending on dose, environment, and the user.
  • Causes dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, dry mouth, and tremors.
  • Can cause numbness, weakness, and nausea.
  • Long-term effects may include persistent psychosis and hallucinogenic persisting perception disorder, commonly known as “flashbacks.”


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Effects of stimulant club drugs, such as MDMA and Methamphetamine:

  • Convulsions
  • Extreme rise in body temperature
  • Uncontrollable movements
  • Insomnia
  • Impaired speech
  • Dehydration
  • High blood pressure
  • Grinding teeth

Effects of sedative/hallucinogenic club drugs, such as GHB, Ketamine, LSD, and Rohypnol:

  • Slow breathing
  • Decreased heart rate (Except LSD)
  • Respiratory problems
  • Intoxication
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Nausea

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Effects common to all club drugs can include anxiety, panic, depression, euphoria, loss of memory, hallucinations, and psychotic behavior. Drugs, traces of drugs, and drug paraphernalia are direct evidence of drug abuse. Pacifiers, menthol inhalers, surgical masks, and other such items could also be considered indicators.


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