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J Subst Abuse Treat. 2002 Sep;23(2):151-6.

The effects and consequences of selected club drugs.

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UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, 11050 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA. tefreese@ix.netcom.com

Abstract

Ecstasy (MDMA), gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), ketamine, and methamphetamine are 4 examples of club drugs that are increasing in popularity. Although the pharmacological classifications of these drugs vary, MDMA has structural similarities to both amphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. Ketamine and GHB are anesthetic agents and methamphetamine is a long-acting psychostimulant. Medical visits for club drug-related toxicity have sharply increased across the country. This article provides a brief review of the literature on club drugs.

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