- Important information and resources on Club Drugs.
Club drugs are being used by young adults at all-night dance parties such as "raves" or "trances," dance clubs, and bars. MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, methamphetamine, and LSD are some of the club or party drugs. NIDA-supported research has shown that use of club drugs can cause serious health problems. Used in combination with alcohol, these drugs can be even more dangerous.

No club drug is benign.

Research Reports


The Neurobiology of Ecstasy (MDMA)
A teaching packet for health practitioners, teachers and neuroscientists detailing the effects of Ecstasy (MDMA) on the brain.

The Initiative
To combat the increasing use of club drugs, NIDA and its partners launched a national research and education initiative, "Club Drugs: Raves, Risks, and Research" in December 1999.

Trends and Statistics
Monitoring the futureFor more information on current trends and stats for club drugs and other drugs of abuse please see the following page containing links to the Monitoring the Future Survey, the Community Epidemiology Work Group and other useful sources.
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