Abuse Of Party Drugs And Club Drugs Like Special K (Ketamine), Ecstasy (MDMA), And GHB Spiraling Out Of Control With Young Adults
The increase in the use of party drugs in the club scene and their acceptance as a norm by young adults is disturbing. Special K (Ketamine), Ecstasy (MDMA), and GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate) are being dealt in and outside the clubs and have become as readily available as alcohol. It is very difficult to know the exact damage caused by these drugs and the resulting number of new drug addicts, but admissions to hospitals and rehabs in connection with such drugs is increasing at an alarming rate. The clinical experts at ONE80CENTER have extensive experience helping young adults recognize the seriousness and danger of their party drug abuse and club drug addiction.
Party Drugs: Ecstasy, Special K, GHB
Special K, Ecstasy, and GHB are as dangerous as the more traditional illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine. Since drugs addicts are usually in denial and influenced by peer pressure, they do not recognize the dangers involved in such casual drug abuse. Like with the recent rise in prescription drug abuse, the denial phenomenon is getting worse when it comes to club drugs and their inherent dangers. Since young adults believe everything is fine if they just do these drugs on the weekends or when they are out on the town or at the clubs, they remain resistant to help until they fall into the hole of full-fledged addiction and overdose.
Even though it is against the law, the use of party drugs has risen steadily. Young executives in urban environments have begun using party drugs as a way to let off some steam from their high-pressured jobs. What they don’t realize is that such a choice can ruin their lives. Many party drugs are manufactured in small laboratories by bathtub chemists. This causes additional damage because there is no way to know and control how well the product is made. Often, when being manufactured, these party drugs are mixed with other types of drugs and poisonous chemicals.
Club drugs do huge damage to the brain. For instance, Ketamine causes cognitive difficulties and impaired memory and motor function, with the possibility of leading to convulsions, delirium, respiratory arrest, heart failure, and finally, death. Ecstasy is often mixed with speed and produces bad effects such as loss of impulse control, extreme anxiety, increased heart rates and even heart and kidney failure. At high doses it can slow breathing and heart rate to dangerous levels. Overdose of GHB can occur quickly and is characterized by drowsiness, nausea, loss of consciousness, loss of reflexes, and impaired breathing. In addition, GHB has been called the date rape drug and is often used against young women by male predators in the clubs.
Club Drugs Are Addictive And Deadly
Without a doubt, the rising problem of party drug use is very serious and needs to be addressed. What seems like a casual choice at a club can have deadly consequences. If you or a loved one is having problems with party drugs like Ketamine, Ecstasy and GHB, and need help, please contact the clinical experts at ONE80CENTER at 888.588.4180.