Club Drug Rehab Phoenix
- Parent Category: Metro
- Category: Phoenix Drug Rehab
- Written by Stop Admin
Effective drug rehabs are needed to help handle the increasing popularity of club drugs in Phoenix, particularly among teenagers and young adults.
Club drugs are a major concern among law enforcement and health professionals in Arizona and effective drug rehabiliation will aid in teen club drug abuse in Phoenix. MDMA, Also known as Adam, ecstasy, XTC, E, and X, MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is a stimulant and low-level hallucinogen. MDMA, sometimes called the hug drug, is said to make users "feel good"; they claim that the drug helps them to be more "in touch" with others and that it "opens channels of communication. However, the effects of MDMA abuse are irritability, mood disturbances, paranoia, auditory hallucinations, heart attacks, respiratory failure, and strokes.
According to the DEA Phoenix Division, MDMA abuse is expanding beyond the nightclub scene due to abuser perceptions that the drug is not dangerous. DAWN data indicate that MDMA emergency department mentions in the Phoenix metropolitan area increased dramatically from 6 in 1997 to 96 in 2001. Increasing MDMA availability in suburban and rural areas contributes to the threat. MDMA abuse is fairly common among youth in Phoenix. According to the ACJC 2002 State of Arizona Youth Survey, 8.3 percent of junior and senior high school students surveyed in 2002 reported that they had used MDMA at least once in their lifetime; only marijuana and inhalants had higher percentages of reported use. Of the students surveyed, 12.0 percent of twelfth grade students, 8.2 percent of tenth grade students, and 5.5 percent of eighth grade students in Arizona reported using MDMA at least once in their lifetime. As the use and subsequent addiction to this drug increases the need for club drug rehab programs is a prevelant issue.
MDMA is widely available in virtually all major metropolitan areas such as Phoenix and Tucson. In addition, availability is increasing in suburban areas and smaller towns, according to law enforcement officials throughout the state. Moreover, the Scottsdale Police Department reported that MDMA is the most prevalent drug of abuse in its jurisdiction, and as the death toll rises due to overdoses associated with this drug, on the minds of Phoenix residents is the desperate need for club drug rehab.
High doses of ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respiratory problems. Low doses impair attention, learning ability, and memory. Ketamine is available in Arizona and typically is sold at nightclubs and raves. The distribution and abuse of the hallucinogen PCP (phencyclidine) pose a low but increasing threat to Arizona, particularly Phoenix. PCP, also known as angel dust, embalming fluid, ozone, wack, and rocket fuel, is produced illegally in laboratories in the United States. It is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and has a bitter taste. The drug can be mixed with dyes and is available as a tablet, capsule, liquid, or colored powder. PCP may be snorted, smoked, injected, or swallowed. PCP is available primarily in Phoenix; it is available in other areas of Arizona, but to a much lesser extent.
Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) is a low but increasing drug threat to Arizona. Rohypnol, also called roofies, rophies, Roche, and the forget-me pill, belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which also includes Valium, Halcion, Xanax, and Versed. Rohypnol is odorless, tasteless, and dissolves completely in liquid. It produces sedative-hypnotic effects including muscle relaxation and amnesia and will cause a drug addiction. Rohypnol is predominantly abused by young adults in Arizona. Effective addiction treatment will provide a way out for teens who abuse club drugs in Phoenix.