In the club scene, party drugs lure in teens and young adults. A few innocent-looking pills quickly result in addiction. Fast forward a few months or years, and you find adults with dependency on club drugs. Here’s what you need to know.
Common Party Drugs Someone Might Try to Sell You This Weekend
Alcohol is, of course, at the top of the list. Parties and club environments are famous for inducing binge-drinking behavior. Good examples are the two-for-one deals on shots and similar beverages that entice you to order more than usual.
Cocaine is another major player. It’s easy to hide. In the party setting, it contributes to a high-energy buzz in the room. Besides that, it’s another binge drug.
Ecstasy combines stimulant with hallucinogenic properties. You feel happy, content, and outgoing. Outcroppings of this product include the molly drug. This family of chemicals changes your demeanor to be friendlier with people.
Meth is the kind of stimulant that is famous for its destructive properties. The initial euphoric high hooks its users quickly. Most importantly, the ease of availability makes it popular. However, dealing with the aftermath of coming down can be deadly.
What Makes Party Drugs Popular?
You’re at a special event such as a concert or rave. You want to have the full experience of feeling good and connecting with others. Someone tells you that taking these pills or snorting that powder will really get you into it. You try it.
Because of their stimulant nature, you don’t feel tired. You keep on dancing, partying, and talking to people. You feel closer to those who are around you. In some ways, you wish that this experience could go on forever.
However, it doesn’t. At some point, the party ends, or you run out of money to buy more drugs. You’re now dealing with coming down off the high. It can be a brutal experience.
Overcoming an Addiction
This aspect of the experience makes party drugs addictive. In contrast to the pleasurable high you just experienced, you’re now struggling with the low. You feel exhausted, worn out, and your muscles hurt. Some experience depths of depression they never felt before.
You’d do anything to make these feelings stop. Taking another dose sounds like a good idea. The vicious cycle continues from there unless you break it. Rehab can assist.
Possible modalities include:
- Group therapy for alcohol drug education that shows you how the substances hook you
- One-on-one sessions that include cognitive behavioral therapy for changes to your actions
- Psychotherapy, which benefits people with co-occurring depression or other mental health challenges
- Family therapy as a way to draw on the support that your loved ones can offer as you quit using
- Counseling that teaches you to find healthy ways of enjoying outings with friends
It’s easy for party drugs to ruin your life. Don’t let them continue to do so. There’s never a wrong time to quit. Call the therapists at Steps to Recovery by dialing 866-488-8684 for immediate assistance.