Sadly, most young people and even some older people believe that there isn’t a party without party drugs. While they view the world of party drugs as something very interesting and a way to make parties much more fun, they are more dangerous than most people tend to give them credit for.
Party drugs are often placed under the umbrella of ‘date rape’ drugs, as they can either knock someone unconscious or make them helpless to someone’s advances without taking consent into account. Additionally, they can cause various other problems for you as well, including problems with your cognition and memory. Most party drugs are odorless, colorless, and also available in pills and tablet forms.
Types of Party Drugs
There are several party drugs that can either be stimulants to make you feel better and much more enhanced whenever you feel things or depressants that can reduce your functional and cognitive activity. Here are some of the most common party drugs:
Ecstasy is a drug that can make you feel well… ecstasy. You feel high, on top of the world, and even get hallucinogenic and stimulating effects. It feels like a good drug to take, but it can often cause problems thinking straight and also dangerous spikes in your body temperature. Plus, ecstasy also has one heck of a comedown that can cause nausea, visual distortions, and paranoia.
The effects of the drug speed up your central nervous system after about an hour, but some people tend to think that the first pill they take isn’t working and mistakenly take more which can cause some serious problems. Eventually, you will have total dependence on the drug and will need to wean yourself off of it.
Plus, just like with some other addictive substances, you will get less and less of a high from Ecstasy as you take it more often. This often leads people to take more pills to get the same effect and then they suffer the side effects of the extra drug going through their bodies. Often, the extra high isn’t enough and they keep chasing the dragon.
Meth is also called Speed or ‘Rocket Fuel’ which is extremely addictive and also makes you feel like you have chugged a couple of dozen Red Bulls. It is an extreme drug that can lead to feelings of jumpiness, excitement, anger, fear, and paranoia. You take meth and then experience all your emotions ten-fold. This can also lead to severe teeth problems as Meth rots your teeth, and you can also experience rashes on your skin and itching.
Meth can also increase your wakefulness and physical energy almost immediately, but it comes with the downside of increasing your heart rate and also your blood pressure. Convulsions, seizures, and severe changes in body temperature can also happen which can cause health problems and death.
It isn’t much of a party whenever you find out that this drug is an anesthetic to treat animals at the vet. This drug can cause paranoia, deliriousness, suicidal thoughts, and other problems for you. Now, Ketamine has been used and is used for medical issues and the treatment of depression. However, that is often done in a clinical trial and under strict medical supervision, and you should not deviate from the medical plan.
What Are The Dangers of Using Party Drugs?
Party drugs are not only dangerous due to the effects that they have normally, but also due to the environment that they are often found in. Party drugs are often found at large parties, where there’s loud music, occasionally predatory people, and also alcohol. The combination of drugs and alcohol can make the party drugs much worse, and these party drugs are odorless and colorless.
The alcohol at parties and bars can send confusing messages to the brain and can either numb or enhance the effects of the drugs.
These are often date rape drugs that can be used by predators, and even if you are taking them willingly, they can often produce enhanced emotions, highs, and delirious hallucinations. Most parties are loud, filled with music and lights, and lots of people. That’s already a hard environment to get around in, but having your brain fogged by party drugs will make the entire party environment worse.
Additionally, it is very easy to overdose on party drugs and take way too many. Some of them have delayed effects, and others might make you feel good, but it is often too easy to say to yourself ‘I took one pill and felt good, how would two feel?’ So you can overdose and deal with some major health problems because of an unplanned overdose.
Overdosing on party drugs can lead to increased problems with depression and anxiety, an intense need to continually feel the ‘high’ that the party drugs provide you, and also the withdrawal symptoms whenever that ‘high’ is no longer given to your brain and body. To say nothing of the problems that can result from continued use of the party drugs.
Addicted to Party Drugs?: How to Get Help
Party drugs are not only commonly available at parties but also can be very dangerous for young adults and adults who take them, especially at a wild and alcohol-filled party. Getting support for an addiction to party drugs is something that needs to be done sooner rather than later. Support programs can steer a young person back to sobriety, and whether they need detoxing, support, aftercare, or counseling, dedicated places can provide all that. More than that, receiving care and guidance from a premier rehab facility is proven to be the most effective way to ensure long-term sobriety, as it can help one get to the root of why drugs were being used in the first place, preventing that same trigger from causing a future relapse.
No matter what you need, if you or a loved one are addicted to party drugs, please reach out to get the help that you need. We are happy to help you out. Then your loved ones can get back to the party without worrying about the party drugs, and that’s more fun for everyone!