Club Drug

It is typical that the type of drug someone chooses to use is based on the type of personality they have because people seek drugs for different purposes. Some people use because they want to relax, others use to keep their concentration, and others want to energize and choose drugs that they believe make them more sociable and fun.

A very commonly used type of drug that people don’t talk about as much is referred to as a club drug. 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. Club drugs carry a different type of category because most drugs are categorized based on their pharmaceutical properties, like opiates. 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.

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, people sought out drugs that would enhance the experience of dancing to loud music and the lights flashing on the dance floor because that was the scene at discos. Cocaine was the most popular club drug during that time and is even where it got its nickname, blow. The club drugs vary by country and region, so it’s even possible in some places that opiates such as heroin are sold and used at clubs.

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. This drug was extremely popular in discos during the 70s and then again and raves in the 80s and 90s, but is relatively uncommon today on the club drug scene.

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.