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Proceed To Article Vidyyasm Theme Issue: Club Drugs
From GHB to MDMA, the use of illicit, "club drugs" is on the rise. The term "club drugs" refers to drugs being used by young adults at all-night dance parties such as "raves" or "trances." MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD are some of the club or party drugs gaining popularity. More...

Proceed To Article Facts About Ecstasy
The drug, ecstasy (or XTC), not only made the cover of Time magazine this week but stories about the drug and its accompanying culture filled several of the magazine's pages. As a service to our busy professionals, Vidyya cuts through the verbage and presents this information sheet on the drug. More....

Proceed To Article Overall Teen Drug Use Stays Level, Use Of MDMA And Steroids Increases
Drug use among the adolescents in the US generally held steady in 1999 with the exception of MDMA, or "ecstasy," steroids and "club drugs" according to the most recent numbers released by the National Institute On Drug Abuse. Read Use Of MDMA and Steroids Increases.
Proceed To Article Other Club Drugs: Rohypnol And GHB
Rohypnol, the trade name for flunitrazepam, has been a concern for the last few years because of its abuse as a "date rape" drug. GHB (gamma- hydroxybutyrate) has been abused in the US since about 1990, for its euphoric, sedative, and anabolic (body building) effects. More...

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