Every day more people become addicted to drugs and there are so many different types of drugs available that it can be difficult to figure out what kinds of drugs are popular, and how to get proper help for addiction. There are certain types of drugs that are not as well known as others.
One type of drug that many people aren’t aware of are club drugs. At Hillside Mission Recovery we believe it is important that our clients and their families have all the information they need to combat drug addiction and get themselves or their loved ones the addiction treatment they need to get and stay sober. In this post we will dive into what club drugs are, whether or not they are addictive and how to get help for addiction.
What Are Examples of Club Drugs?
Club drugs are not a particular type or category of drug and instead are just a set of drugs that are most commonly used by teens and young adults in places like bars, nightclubs, concerts, and parties, as according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Examples of these drugs include:
- MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
- Methamphetamine( Meth)
- LSD (Acid)
Most often these drugs are used in a social environment which can make it difficult to determine if someone is using or abusing them. However, if a person begins using them outside of a social environment, then this may be a clear sign that they are addicted to one or more of these drugs.
Each of the drugs on this list, and others affect the body in one manner or another, such as altering the mood to create a sense of pleasure and happiness, causing feelings of warmth, hallucinations or other psychedelic effects. Sedatives are also included in the list which help to relax the mind and muscles and slow reaction speeds.
The signs of symptoms of each drug are fairly unique so determining if someone you know is using can be tricky. It is best to look out for drastic changes in their behavior if you suspect they may be using one of these drugs.
Because these drugs don’t fit into a particular pattern of use it’s important to be extra vigilant with your loved ones when it comes to getting them the help they need.
Are Club Drugs Addictive?
Despite usually being used only at parties and clubs, club drugs are just as addictive as any other drugs you’ll find, including alcohol and opioids.
The reason for the addictive nature of these drugs is because all of them act on the body in a way that eventually causes full blown addiction. As a person uses any of these drugs even in minute amounts, the body chemically adapts to the effects of the drug, causing them to need more and more of the drug to achieve the same “high”. The person moves from using the drug to dependence, to addiction.
Depending on how often they use the drugs and how much they use each time, the person may become addicted sooner rather than later.
How to Get Help With Drug Addiction Today
The best way to get someone help with their drug addiction, regardless of the type of drug, is to get treatment at an addiction treatment facility like ours here at Hillside Mission Recovery. We offer individualized treatment in a luxurious and calming environment surrounded by our caring and professional medical staff.
It’s important to get treatment from our facility because we have the medical supervision to help our clients properly detox from the drugs they are addicted to before moving on to our inpatient rehab program. Once rehab is complete with aftercare programs available, which help ensure clients stay clean and sober without relapsing.
The best chance for getting sober and beating addiction is with treatment and continued care moving forward. If you or someone you know is addicted to club drugs contact Hillside Mission Recovery today.