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Club Drugs

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Understanding Club Drugs.

Club drugs are highly dangerous and widely available. Though every club drug is different, each has the potential to profoundly and negatively impact users in just one use. To learn more about the various effects, risks and treatments of club drug abuse, as well as how to end cycles of addiction, please continue reading or contact Caron today.

What are club drugs?

Club drugs are a group of drugs categorized not necessarily for their chemical similarities but for their use in recreational settings like nightclubs, discos and raves. The list of club drugs varies by region and trend but usually includes:

  • Hallucinogens: Hallucinogens are drugs that distort perceptions of reality. LSD, PCP and mushrooms are a popularly abused hallucinogenic club drugs.
  • Stimulants: These psychoactive drugs that provide temporary improvements in physical or mental functioning, thus elevating mood and increasing feelings of wellbeing, energy and alertness. Popularly abused stimulant club drugs include cocaine and methamphetamine.
  • Phenethylamines: This class of club drug, which includes ecstasy, is characterized by chemicals that have stimulant and psychoactive effects.
  • Inhalants: Inhalant drugs are illicit substances, such as nitrous oxide, whose vapors produce mind-altering effects.

The danger of club drugs.

Although users take club drugs for their stimulant, hallucinogenic or psychedelic effects, the likelihood of experiencing unintended consequences while using club drugs is high. 

Often, dealers mix club drugs with additives that alter potency or cause unexpected side effects. Mixing club drugs with other drugs or with alcohol creates dangerous, unpredictable cocktails. The use of club drugs can result in serious health problems, and the abuse of most club drugs can lead to club drug addiction.

Treating club drug addiction.

Club drugs are highly dangerous, widely available and have the potential to cause profound and negative effects in just one use. Treatment for club drug addiction depends on the addict’s drug of choice, as each club drug has unique chemical properties. To learn more about club drug addiction, contact us or read about our treatment options.