Drug rehab centers in Florida treat many different types of addictions. One growing category of drugs that drug rehab centers in Florida are seeing more often is Club Drugs. This category of drugs is used most often by teenagers and young adults. They are called club drugs because they are commonly used in dance clubs, bars, raves, music festivals, parties, and other social gatherings and places. Club drugs come in the form of a small pill, powder, or liquid and are often distributed at the types of places just described. Because these drugs are abused in these types of situations, they are commonly used along with alcohol, which can lead to fatal consequences. Danger also exists because users are uncertain about the sources, chemicals, and possible contaminants that are contained in the club drugs, making overdose more likely.
Some of the most common club drugs are as follows:
- MDMA (Ecstasy) – MDMA (Ecstasy) is a psychoactive drug. Many, who use it, use it only in a party setting and do not think of it as addictive but according to a study done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 43 percent of those who reported using ecstasy, met the requirements for dependence.
MDMA can have many negative effects. Sleep problems, anxiety, cravings, depression, confusion and memory issues can all be rather immediate issues with the use of ecstasy and can even last weeks after the use has been stopped.
Ecstasy is a stimulant. Just as is the case with other stimulants, ecstasy can be lethal even with one use. Its use can alter body temperature and negatively affect the kidneys, liver, heart and brain.
- Methamphetamine – Methamphetamine (Meth) is a club drug, but it is more widespread in the United States than most other club drugs. NIDA states that over 10 million people in the United States have tried meth at one point. Drug rehab centers in Florida see more and more people from different walks of life that are suffering from an addiction to meth. Meth is an incredibly dangerous drug. Heart damage, memory loss, malnutrition, aggression, psychotic behavior, and dental problems are all related to use of meth.
- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) – LSD, often called acid, is one of the strongest and most used drugs that fit into the category of hallucinogens. LSD causes extreme perception changes in a person’s brain. Mood swings, despair, terror and loss of control are common when using LSD. LSD and other hallucinogens can also create flashbacks long after use.
Drug rehab centers in Florida must be prepared for all kinds of addictions. Those that are the most effective are trained to help many different people with varying addictions. Club drugs hold their own culture and issues associated with addiction. They own a specific set of problems that qualified drug rehab centers in Florida, such as Destination Hope, are prepared to handle, treat and help those who are suffering from addiction to find a more fulfilling life in recovery.