Club Drugs: What Are They?


Club drugs are drugs typically used in dance clubs, raves, trance parties and bars and widely used by teenagers and young adults. These drugs are very well hidden, sometimes disguised in Pez dispensers, Skittles, eye drop bottles and Tootsie Rolls. People who take these drugs typically feel an intense euphoric feeling as well as a false sense of calmness. Memory impairment is frequent. These drugs can be very dangerous and harmful, their use sometimes resulting in death.

Date rape drugs are also another name for some of these club drugs. Sexual predators can easily use these drugs to their advantage as some are tasteless, odorless, colorless and thus easily hidden. Because of memory loss occurring while under the drug's influence, sexual assault and robbery can occur.

Club drugs are drugs typically used in dance clubs, raves, trance parties and bars and widely used by teenagers and young adults.

Famous names of Club Drugs

Types of club drugs include Ecstasy, GHB, Methamphetamine, and LSD. Club drugs are popular in part because they are so easy to take. Typically, no snorting, smoking or injecting is required. Popular street names for these drugs are:

MDMA (Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine)

Ecstasy, X, E, XTC, STP, Adam, peace, clarity, lover's speed, peace, bean, M&M and roll

GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid)

Georgia home boy, liquid X, liquid ecstasy, liquid E, G, Gib, G-riffic, natural sleep-500, gamma-oh, gamma hydrate, sodium oxybate, somatomax, organic Quaalude, cherry meth, scoop, easy lay, grievous body harm, soap, salty water and fantasy

Known as the most common "date rape drug"


R2, roofie, roche, la rocha, rope, Mexican Valium, circles and forget-me pill


Special K, K, vitamin K, fort dodge, psychedelic heroin and cat valium


Crystal, meth, crystal meth, ice, tina, crank, speed, ice and chalk


Vitamin R, R-ball and skippy

LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide acid)

Acid, boomers, and yellow sunshines, blotter, boomers, cubes and microdot

PCP (Phencyclidine)

Angel dust, elephant tranquilizer, crystal, crystal joints (CJs), TAC, hog and the sheets

Effects of Club Drugs

Various effects resulting from these club drugs include:

MDMA: Anxiety, Uncontrollable teeth clenching, Hyponatremia (water intoxication), Liver and Kidney failure and Memory impairment.

GHB: Sleeping, Coma, Seizures, Tremors and Anxiety

Rohypnol: Anterograde amnesia (not remembering what happened when under the influence of the drug), Drowsiness, Urinary Retention, Dizziness and Confusion

Ketamine: Hallucinations, Amnesia, Higher blood pressure, Depression and Respiratory problems

Methamphetamine: Heart attack, Malnutrition, Buildup of liquid in the lungs, Nerve cell damage and Depression

Ritalin: Paranoia, Irregular heartbeat, Liver complications, Halucinations and Fainting

LSD: Altered personality and mood, Increased body temperature, Higher heart rate and blood pressure, Sleeplessness and Sweating.

PCP: Amnesia, Depersonalization, Poor Balance, Delirium and Hostility.

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