Teens and Club Drugs

Teens and Club Drugs

Teens and Club Drugs
A Rave is an all night party that originated in Europe in the 80’s, making it over to the U.S. in the 90’s and gaining popularity over the years. These underground parties will usually start at sundown and go until the sun comes up the next morning. They are attended mostly by teenagers. “Club drugs” are quite popular among teens who attend raves. Drugs such as Ecstasy (MDMA), LSD, methamphetamine, GHB, ketamine(Special K) and rohypnol are some of these club drugs.
These drugs are discreet, which makes teenagers especially vulnerable. The do not have to be smoked. They can simply be popped in pill form or concealed in any drink. Raves can be appealing to young people who have a hard time fitting in or low self-esteem because the rave culture promotes acceptance.
Ecstasy is just one of the popular club drugs of today. It can also be known as X, E, XTC, or Adam. It is taken in a pill form that causes an enhanced sense of self confidence and energy. However, its long term affects can be quite damaging. Repeated use may damage brain cells that produce serotonin.
Raves are not the only place these club drugs can be found. They have also become popular on middle school, high school, and college campuses. Many teenagers will refer to club drugs as “fun drugs.” Most are under the false impression that they are not dangerous. They are wrong. Club drugs can produce irreversible long term affects and can even be fatal.

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  • chantel

    December 10, 2007 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Most of the time teenagers use drugs as a way to socialize with other people their age. When they are experimenting with different drugs, they are environments where they feel it is okay to do so such as parties, clubs, raves, etc. After experimenting with these “social drugs” so many times, it is possible to become addicted to them. Teenagers are not thinkng along those lines though. They feel that since thet are doing it every once in a while at a party or two, there is no possible way it can develop into a serious problem. I work for A&E; and we have a program called A&E; Intervention, in which demonstrates how a couple interactions with drugs, such as the ones in this blog, have lead people to become drug addicts. It also deomonstrates how serious of an issue this is and the long term effects that come along with it. Although the people that come on this show are aware that they are sharing their many experiences with the world, they are unaware of the fact that they have also been set up to come on this show to have an intervention and get help with their issues. New episides of A&E; Intervention can be seen every Monday at 9PM/8C so be sure not to miss it. Also, clips can be seen on https://www.aetv.com/intervention.

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