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“Club drugs” is a colloquialism used to describe a group of psychoactive drugs that are commonly used by teenagers and young adults at festivals, concerts, nightclubs, bars, and parties. Club drugs may refer to any of the following:

  • Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA for short; also goes by the names Molly, Ecstacy, X, E, and Love Drug
  • Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB for short; also known as Liquid Ecstacy or Soap
  • Ketamine which also goes by K, Special K, Vitamin K, and Jet
  • Methamphetamine, also known as Meth, Speed, Ice, Chalk, Crystal, and Crank
  • Rohypnol or ‘roofies”
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD for short; also called Acid, Dots, and Blotter

Club drugs act on the central nervous system and can lead to changes in mood, behavior, and awareness. Some club drugs, specifically GHB and Rohypnol, are also called “date rape drugs” because they are often slipped to victims to make it more difficult for them to resist sexual assault.

Club drugs are very dangerous and can be addictive, with users of ketamine, Rohypnol, and GHB, in particular, reporting that they experienced symptoms of both tolerance and withdrawal. Like any addiction, and addiction to club drugs will become worse if left untreated.

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