Though so-called club and party drugs are not especially dangerous compared to substances like opioids, the circumstances in which they tend to be consumed presents some serious dangers.1,4 Here, we’ll explore why this diverse set of substances can be especially risky, especially to naive individuals who just want to have a good time. To learn more about your options for drug and alcohol treatments in North Texas, contact our team at Dallas Drug Treatment Centers.
Club drugs, also known as “party drugs” as a class of drugs that are, unusually, primarily defined by their specific use case, which is in the contexts of clubs, bars, raves, house parties, and other similar venues and gatherings. 2,3,4
Virtually any drug could be defined as a party or club drug. The popularity of specific substances as party drugs tends to be dependent on the region and prevailing fashions of the time. However, a few substances have been especially associated with the terms “party drug” or “club drug”. Examples of substances that are often thought of as such include the following: 1,2,3,4
These are just some of the more enduring substances that tend to fall under the club drug category. However, these are not the only substances that are considered to be party or club drugs.
The safest thing to do is to not take club drugs at all. However, some things you can do to reduce your risk when taking club drugs include the following:7
Club drugs are far more dangerous than many people simply looking for a good time realize. Not only do they increase the immediate risk for harm, but regular use of these substances can also easily turn into a substance use disorder.
If you or a friend have problems with the use of these drugs, please seek the opinion of a qualified mental health professional. Contact us at +1(214) 935-2287 to discuss treatment options in the Dallas- Fort Worth area as well as the wider North Texas region.