What Are Party Drugs
There are a few kinds of drugs which are generally associated with parties, as they are often found at them. However, knowing what they are and their affects may help you to walk away from the dealer whilst having fun at a party.
The reason these substances are generally found at parties is because they can make you feel more active and energetic, or they may even cause you to see and hear more clearly, making the party experience even better. But, like most other drugs, many of them are addictive.
Ecstasy (also known as MDMA, which stands for the chemical name of methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is probably one of the most famous of the party drugs, as it’s linked to dance music in the 80’s and 90’s. This drug is often abused by partiers to feel full of happiness, energy and the ability to dance even longer.
The effects of ecstasy generally last for anywhere between 3 to 6 hours, but it usually takes about half an hour to kick in.
Another famous party drug is LSD (which stands for lysergic acid diethylamide, its chemical name). LSD is a hallucinogenic drug and when a person abuses it, they will most likely see an altered version of the world around them. This includes seeing (and sometimes also hearing) things which aren’t really there. These experiences are hallucinations and can last for quite a long time.
These hallucinations are commonly known as trips and can either be good or bad. This can depend on how you feel at the time, who you’re with (and if you like them) and also what’s going on around you.
Cocaine is quite a popular drug – and although it isn’t necessarily a party drug, it is seen in and around areas where people socialise. Cocaine is one of the most addictive drugs; and it also has some deadly side effects. There are reports of multiple deaths linked to the use of cocaine, often from taking too much (overdosing).
When an addict has an overdose, it can raise the body’s temperature, cause a heart attack and even stop the heart from beating entirely. Also, abusing cocaine with other substances can increase the risk of experiencing side effects; especially as things like alcohol and cocaine mixed together can be very dangerous – producing a lethal chemical called cocaethylene within the body.
How to cope with dependency
Party drugs (aside from cocaine) are not usually associated with drug dependency and treatment, but you may feel that you are developing an addiction. In these cases, or in cases of concern for a loved one, rehab centres can cater to a range of specifications and needs for those who may want help. Contact your local healthcare provider about the types of rehab out there and ones that may be able to assist you in getting clean. Visit our Miami drug rehabilitation center if you have a problem with party drugs.