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Club Drugs (Definition)

Club drugs are illegal drugs taken for use at dance clubs, and can include ...Read more


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Is it possible to become addicted to club drugs like ecstasy?

Is it possible to become addicted to club drugs like ecstasy?

Yes absolutely: Yes, absolutely, it is highly addictive. Do not ever think about trying it and if you do use it- please stop it. ...Read more

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Can taking the drug Rohypnol be fatal?

Can taking the drug Rohypnol be fatal?

Anything can be: Taking an overdose of any drug — or even huge amounts of water — can be fatal. There are reports of fatal overdoses of rohypnol due to respiratory depression. However, more common hazards result from sedation: auto accidents, falls, criminal and sexual assaults, etc. This medication has very limited legitimate use in controlled settings, and is dangerous if used recreationally. ...Read more

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Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Why is the date rape drug "rohypnol" produced?

Rohypnol: Is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anaesthesia. It's not available in the United States. ...Read more

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How long does the date-rape drug Rohypnol stay in your body and can you be tested to see if you were given it?

Urine test: A urine test could potentially detect rohypnol for up to sixty hours after it was ingested. But it is hard to detect because concentrations may be quite low. ...Read more

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How does Rohypnol work and what are its long term use side effects as a date rape drug?

Is a sedative in the: Benzodiazepine class of drugs. It is not approved or sold legally in the us. Side effects include blackouts, with a complete loss of memory, dizziness and disorientation, nausea and vomiting, headache, difficulty breathing & with motor movements and speaking. The combination of alcohol & rohypnol is particularly hazardous. Long term use impairs general learning and causes tolerance and dependence. ...Read more

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Is there permanent damage to the brain from a date rape drug like rohypnol?

Is there permanent damage to the brain from a date rape drug like rohypnol?

General learning: Can be affected when taken for prolonged periods. Can result in inability to form new memories and profound sedation. Immediate effects can include respiratory depression (loss of impulse to breathe) when combined with other drugs such as alcohol. If you suspect that you or a friend have been drugged, please go for tests straight away as the chemical takes a few days to clear up. ...Read more

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Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Is hashish a narcotic, stimulant, club drug, etc.

Hashish: Previously, all psychoactive substances were called "narcotics." this term now refers to opiates (relatives of opium) -- which hashish is not. It's a cannabis product made from unfertilized buds as well as trichomes, and is a resin from the cannabis plant. Like marijuana, it contains thc -- mostly hallucinogenic but effects like increased heart rate too. It's illegal & can induce psychosis. ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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Without empty stomach I drank at a club to my body's normal amount of consumption. Surprisningly I was crying/short of breath. Is there a sign of drug?

Without empty stomach I drank at a club to my body's normal amount of consumption. Surprisningly I was crying/short of breath. Is there a sign of drug?

Could also be...: This could also have been a panic attack. It is not obvious that a drug was added to your alcohol- crying is not often caused by recreational drugs. Alcohol could cause crying. Trouble breathing does not normally occur with alcohol. How much do you drink? Do you have any symptoms of anxiety at other times? It would be a good idea to cut back on your drinking and talk with a med provider. ...Read more

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Rohypnol (Definition)

Rohypnol, also called roofies, is a sedative and relaxant drug that is ...Read more