So-called club drugs such as ecstasy, rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine are synthetic drugs made in illegal production facilities. These drugs are being used increasingly by teens and young adults as part of a nightlife scene at nightclubs, bars, and “raves.” Many young people experiment with a variety of these drugs together. Combining any of these drugs with alcohol can lead to severe reactions and death.
Ecstasy comes in pill form and also can be inhaled or injected. The effects of ecstasy are similar to those of amphetamines and cocaine. Psychological effects include confusion, depression, sleep problems, severe anxiety, and paranoia. Physical effects include muscle tension, involuntary teeth clenching, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating. Use of the drug is associated with increases in heart rate and blood pressure. Ecstacy also has been linked to long-term damage to those parts of the brain that are critical to thought, memory, and pleasure.
Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine depress the central nervous system, inducing a state of dazed relaxation. They have been implicated in cases of date rape; because they are often colorless, tasteless, and odorless, they can be slipped easily into an unsuspecting victim’s drink. Rohypnol can be fatal when mixed with alcohol or other depressants. Abuse of GHB can produce withdrawal effects such as insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and sweating, and can cause coma and seizures, especially when combined with ecstacy. Sometimes ketamine is used as an alternative to cocaine and usually is snorted.
Drug and alcohol abuse is a very common problem today and we can help solve this problem by starting on people that are close to us. If you have loved ones that are addicted to drugs or alcohol and you need help taking care of them then it is time for you to look for a good drug rebah or alcohol rehab. It is important that you should look for one that offer the most effective and gentle treatment to make sure that your loved ones will be in good hands and will recover fast.
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