Long-Term Negative Consequences of Using Club Drugs on Teens

The term ‘club drugs’ refers to a wide variety of psychoactive drugs mostly abused by teenagers and young adults, often at raves or trances (all-night dance parties), dance clubs and nightclubs. Some wrong perceptions among teens are encouraging teens to get into club drug addiction. Many teenagers think that “abusing club drugs is common and everybody is doing it”. The truth is contradictory to what they think. Majority of teens are not using club drugs. In fact, a vast majority of teens have never even tried club drugs. There are different types of club drugs.

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Myths and Risks Of Club Drugs

Club drugs are a group of psychoactive drugs abused for recreational purpose and associated with late night rave parties, bars, college campuses, night clubs etc. Club drugs are abused as they can be procured easily, are available at cheap rates, cause the person to have increased energy, hallucination, and euphoria, and a state of trance in a very short time. Club drug abuse can lead to severe health complications like liver failure, respiratory problems, high blood pressure, coma, blurred vision, seizures and more. Some of the common club drugs are MDMA/Ecstasy, Rohypnol, Gamma Hydroxyl Butyrate (GHB), Ketamine, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) etc.

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