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NCJ Number: NCJ 224072     Find in a Library
Title: InfoFacts: Club Drugs (GHB, Ketamine, and Rohypnol)
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Corporate Author: National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2010
Page Count: 4
  Annotation: Informational facts are presented on the club drugs: GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate), Ketamine and Rohypnol.
Abstract: Club drugs are a pharmacologically heterogeneous group of psychoactive compounds that tend to be abused by teens and young adults at nightclubs, bars, raves, or trance scenes. Three club drugs which are the focus of this fact sheet are: Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, and Ketamine. GHB is a central nervous system depressant used in the treatment of narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. Rohypnol began appearing in the United States in the early 1990s. It is a benzodiazepine, similar to Valium or Xanax, and is not approved for medical use in the United States. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic used mostly in veterinary practice. This fact sheet offers an overview of the drugs’ effects on the brain, as well as other associated medical consequences, such as coma, seizure, impaired motor function, and fatal respiratory problems and treatment options. The fact sheet concludes with national statistics obtained from the Monitoring the Future survey on widespread club drug abuse among adolescents. Notes, references
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Public information ; Drug effects ; Toxic reactions ; Drug information ; Drug treatment ; Controlled Substances ; Drug abuse education ; Designer drugs ; Drug statistics ; GHB (gammahydroxybutyrate)
Sale Source: National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: From NIDA InfoFacts
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