Do You Need Addiction Treatment for Club Drugs
Increasingly club drugs are being used by older people and increasingly they are becoming a reason for both adolescents and addicts to have to attend a drug rehab facility for addiction treatment.
One of the issues when it comes to club drugs is that most people believe that they are not addictive in any way. They are not only psychologically and physically addictive some are actually lethal when combined with alcohol.
The most commonly used club drugs are Ecstasy, Rohypnol, Ketamine, GHB, Methamphetamines and LSD. Rohypnol is also known as the “date rape” drug and has been implicated in many sexual assaults over the past few years.
One of the most common of the club drugs is Ecstasy or MDMA. It is both a stimulant and a hallucinogenic that after just one use can cause depression and even damage to the brain stem and central nervous system. Many people become psychologically addicted to the high the drug once provided them but will never provide them again. Kidney, liver and heart failure are associated with chronic use of the drug and long term use results in an inability to control emotion or pain.
Ketamine, the cat tranquilizer, is ales known as “Special K.” This pet anesthesia causes depression, breathing problems, brain damage and memory loss. It causes feelings of elation and sexual arousal.
The club drug GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate) causes mild relaxation, while higher doses may cause coma or death. It used to be a drug sold to body builders to build body mass.
The drug Rohyphonl is a benzodiazepine that when mixed with alcohol paralyzes and causes amnesia. People do not tend to become addicted to it but it is not good news that it was ever in your system at all.
Methamphetamines are also known as “speed”. Methamphetamines can cause violent and psychotic behavior, memory loss and heart problems. Addiction treatment for this often includes sedating and anti-psychotic drugs like Haldol which can cause brain damage.
As a club drug, LSD effects can be seen evoking unpredictable behavior in the user, increased heart rate, sleeplessness, flashbacks and “bad trips” and even psychosis. Addiction treatment may be necessary to get over the trauma of taking this drug.
The best way to avoid having to get addiction treatment for these drugs is to not do them at all. Never seem them as not being addictive; that is a complete urban myth.