Club Drugs Addiction
COMMON STREET NAMES:
Ecstasy: E, X, XTC. GHB: Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Grievous Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy. Ketamine: K Ket, Vitamin K, Kit Kat. Rohypnol: Roofies, R2
“Club drugs” refer to a variety of drugs commonly used at all-night dance or rave parties or concerts. These dangerous chemical drugs damage the neurons in the brain, impair senses, memory, judgment and often lead to further injury, rape or death because the user is incapable of making sound judgement.
Common effects include blurred vision, loss of muscle and motor control, and seizures.
Ecstasy is a stimulant and increases the heart rate, blood pressure and can lead to heart and kidney failure.
GHB is a depressants that can cause drowsiness, unconsciousness, and failed breathing.
GHB and Rohypnol can cause amnesia and are used as “date rape” drugs.
Mixing club drugs with alcohol is extremely dangerous and can even lead to death.
Club Drugs are illegal and produced in underground laboratories or people’s kitchens using dangerous chemicals. It is impossible to know which chemicals are used and how strong the dose is. Higher doses of these drugs have caused severe breathing complications, coma, and even death.
IS THIS DRUG ADDICTIVE:
Yes, Club Drugs can be addictive.
SIGNS OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE:
Because of the inconsistency and variety of Club Drugs it may be difficult to nail down the signs of using Club Drugs but they include:
- Sleep problems
- Memory problems
- Slurred speech
Most likely not. Most Club Drugs are odorless and tasteless. Some are liquid and others are powder form and dissolve quickly without a person noticing.
The effects of using Club Drugs have been reported to last weeks after the drug is taken and additional complications can arise such as anxiety, paranoia, sleep disorder, and permanent memory loss.
Drug and alcohol dependence disorders and addictions are medical conditions that can be effectively treated. The first step is to recognize the problem and seek help for yourself or loved ones. To speak to a caring, experienced addiction advisor call 1-800-601-0759 or fill out the contact form below.