Club Drugs and Teens: Get Help for Club Drug Addiction
What are club drugs? If your teen is going to raves or clubs, he or she may have access to a whole range of different drugs with different potencies and effects. Many teens aren’t even sure what they’re taking. It’s important to understand what’s out there so that you can help your teen recover from club drug addiction by getting the help or he she needs. Here are some of the most popular club drugs out there. Ecstasy (X): An addictive psychoactive drug with hallucinogenic properties, usually taken in capsule form. It “slows down time” and creates feelings of euphoria and emotional warmth. Methamphetamine (meth, candy): A strongly addictive stimulant that can be snorted, swallowed, smoked, or injected. LSD (acid): A synthetic hallucinogen that causes psychedelic “trips” in which the user disconnects from reality. GHB: A “designer” drug originally used by bodybuilders, this odorless, tasteless drug induces a state of extreme relaxation and is often used by date rapists. Ketamine (special K): A highly addictive anesthetic that produces a strong feeling of disconnection from the user’s body. Many teens think of club drugs as recreational or as somehow less dangerous than narcotics like heroin or cocaine, but the truth is that they can be every bit as addictive. If your teen is using club drugs, talk to him or her about what he or she is using. If your child is addicted, he or she needs immediate intervention. Most experts recommend starting recovery in a safe place that’s removed from the temptations and peer pressure of the teen’s normal environment. Archstone Recovery’s Lantana, Florida (FL) location, a short distance from the Miami airport, is a state-of-the-art, top-rated facility that helps young people from New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), and all around the country recover from club drug addiction. The country’s best specialists in drug and alcohol rehab work with teens and adults to help them change their approach to life and move past their addictive behaviors. Recovery begins here at Archstone Recovery.