Club drugs are often used by teens and young adults who frequent bars or nightclubs. They are often available at parties as well as concerts. These drugs carry several risks with them, including combinations that are not easy to identify. Consuming these drugs puts you at risk of addiction and overdose but also trauma and sexual abuse. At Bayview Recovery, we help men and women struggling with these drugs. To learn about our treatment programs, contact our team today at 855.478.3650.
What Are Club Drugs Commonly Used?
Students are some of the most likely to use club drugs. While a nightclub vibe is often associated with the use of these drugs, they are just as commonly used in small groups in a person’s home or at a college dorm. Read below to learn about the most common substances.
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate is sometimes called Georgia Home Buy, Liquid Ecstasy, or Goop. It is a colorless liquid or white powder that causes a slowed heart and breathing rate and carries the risk of death, coma, or seizures. It is sometimes used as a date rape drug because it causes memory loss, unconsciousness, and confusion.
This benzodiazepine works as a sedative and can be used to commit sexual assaults because it can incapacitate people. Also known as Circles, La Rocha, or Forget-Met Pill, this drug causes a person to blackout and have amnesia, sometimes causing a significant drop in heart rate and breathing. Sudden death can occur.
This club drug is a dissociative drug that is a hallucinogen causing a person to feel detached from what’s really happening to them. Called Cat Valium, K, or Special K, this drug is usually used as a veterinary sedative but can cause memory loss, a dreamlike state, and hallucinations. Some people also use it as a date rape drug.
This synthetic, psychoactive drug works much like amphetamine and has hallucinogenic effects. This substance can also lead a person to have lowered inhibitions and enhanced senses. It can also reduce the impact of alcohol and create neurotoxic effects.
Meth causes enhanced wakefulness and activity while raising blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and temperature. Also known as Crack, Pookie, and Crystal, this drug can cause violent behaviors, hallucinations, and delusions.
Recognized for its hallucinations, LSD creates rapid emotional swings and distorts reality making it hard for a person to think rationally. Also known as blotter, boomers, or acid, this drug can lead to visual disturbances and paranoia.
Finding Drug Abuse Help for Club Drugs
Club drugs carry numerous risks. That includes the onset of substance abuse, addiction, and dependence. When someone uses these drugs often, they damage multiple organs in the body and impair cognitive function. Sometimes, that is permanent damage. These drugs also carry the risk of overdose, whether on a first dose or a dose after years of use.
Engaging in the use of club drugs puts you at risk. When you are ready to stop your addiction to them, there is help available to you from our team. We offer a range of treatment programs designed to provide support as your body works to remove these substances. At the same time, talk therapy is also available to help minimize the onset of relapse and to give you the strength to heal. Even if you’re unsure if you need help, we offer treatment options such as:
- Intensive outpatient program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Men’s drug rehab
- Women’s drug rehab
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Extended care program
Engaging in the use of club drugs puts you at risk for health complications for years to come. If you cannot stop, you need professional help. Bayview Recovery provides comprehensive treatment for substance abuse that can change your future. Call us at 855.478.3650 or connect with our team online today.