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Club Drugs

The name “club drugs” is used to describe a variety of drugs that are often used at concerts, nightclubs and dance parties such as raves. They are addictive and illegal.

 

SLANG:

Opioids: 
Hillbilly heroin, oxy, percs, happy pills

Depressants
barbs, reds, phennies, yellows, sleeping pills

Stimulants: 
Skippy, Vitamin R, black beauties, roses, uppers

short term effects include:

Opioids:

  • Nausea
  • Unconsciousness
  • Constipation

Stimulants:

  • Exhaustion
  • Apathy
  • Depression
  • Depressants:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Fever
  • Dizziness

long term effects include:

Opioids:

  • Physical dependence/addiction
  • Withdrawal symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and insomnia.
  • Stimulants:

  • Addiction
  • Feelings of hostility or paranoia
  • Depressants:

  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Breathing difficulties
 

FACTS:

  • Each day, a United States youth aged 12 to 17 will abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.
  • Prescription drugs are the most commonly abused substances behind marijuana and alcohol for Americans age 14 and older.
  • Due to their typically wide availability in the home, youth often have little difficulty accessing prescription drugs. In fact, most teenagers receive prescription drugs from a friend or relative for free.
  • Males and females tend to abuse prescription drugs for different reasons. For example, males may use them to “get high” whereas girls may use them to stay alert or lose weight.