What is Club Drug Abuse?
Club drugs are a newer class of drugs that were initiated during the rave phenomenon and are popular among teenagers and young adults. Many of these club drugs are also known as designer drugs because they are synthetic or man-made, as opposed to naturally occurring.
Club drugs can be extremely dangerous resulting in aggressive behaviors, lowered inhibitions, short-term amnesia and even death in some cases. Ecstasy, 4-hydroxybutanoic acid (GHB), ketamine, rohypnol, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), and methamphetamines are all commonly abused club drugs.
Contrary to popular belief, club drugs can be addictive and withdrawal side effects can occur. Any time a reliance on the drugs is present or there’s a preoccupation with using the drugs, addiction is likely.