Club Drugs

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Club drugs are a group of psychoactive drugs that tend to be abused by teens and young adults at bars, nightclubs, concerts and parties. Dr. Edward Hill tells us more about these types of drugs in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Club drugs are a group of psychoactive drugs. They act on the central nervous system and can cause changes in mood, awareness and how you act. These drugs are often abused by young adults at all-night dance parties, concerts dance clubs and bars. They include:

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA. This drug is also known as ecstasy, X or Molly

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, also known as liquid ecstasy

Ketamine,

Rohypnol, also called roofies,

Methamphetamine, also known as meth or crystal, and

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, or LSD, also known as acid

Some of these drugs are approved for certain medical uses. Other uses of these drugs are abuse.

Club drugs tend to be used by teenagers and young adults. They are also sometimes used as date rape drugs, to make someone unable to say no to or fight back against sexual assault.

Abusing these drugs can cause serious health problems and sometimes death. They are even more dangerous if you use them with alcohol.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.