12 Hour Drug Class Could Keep You Safe From Drug Club

by: Mike Miller

We all have heard of club drugs. Yet unless you actually frequented clubs or raves you may never even have known they existed. Unfortunately, club drugs have escaped the clubs and made their way into mainstream society.

Club drugs began in the 1980s and 1990s by patrons of music clubs and raves. A club drug can be defined within a category of recreational drugs, which are associated with discotheques in the 1970s, nightclubs, parties, and most commonly raves that burst on the scene in the 1980s.

A club drug is a loosely defined category because it’s based on convenience and can include anything from ecstasy, inhalants likes nitrous oxide to stimulants like amphetamines and cocaine or hallucinogens such as LSD and mushrooms. These drugs are so common at nightclubs and raves because people dancing at all-night parties need them for their stimulating and/or psychedelic properties.

Do you know anyone who has used a club drug? Have you ever been to a club and known that someone else there was obviously high?

During the 70s a disco club scene was the place to be and it was such a thriving drug subculture that the term club drug was born. In the 70s, cocaine was the most popular club drug during that time and is even where it got its nickname, blow.

Some of the most common drugs categorized under the club drug umbrella are ecstasy, various, amphetamines, GHB, ketamine, and alkyl nitrites more commonly referred to as ‘poppers’. Poppers usually refer to a yellowish liquid that is inhaled for its intoxicating effects, but these nitrites used to come as a small glass capsule that was popped up, thus giving the drug its nickname.

Club drugs can be some of the most deadly drugs out there because they are often taken in dangerous environments. Since the user is typically dancing and partying all night long, they are dehydrated, tired, and very susceptible to overdose.

If you or someone you care about has a problem with using club drugs or any other chemical substance I urge you to seek help immediately. Start with a 12 hour online drug program.