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5 Dangers of Party Drugs

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The excitement of party drugs can be alluring. Across Los Angeles and Southern California, party drugs are popular at festivals, raves, and clubs. Unfortunately, the LGBTQ community is disproportionately affected by party drugs and members often develop dependency because party drug culture is prevalent across the LGBTQ club scene. People in the community may struggle to ask for help and find safe, inclusive party drug rehab centers. Luckily, there are centers right here in Hollywood, California providing LBGTQ party drug rehab.

If you or someone you love in the community is struggling with party drugs, know you are not alone. La Fuente Hollywood provides comprehensive addiction treatment in our California LGBTQ party drug rehab center. Call us now at 888.903.9898 to learn more about how we can help you avoid the dangers of party drugs.

What Are Party Drugs?

“Party drugs” is a common name for several synthetic drugs with multiple street names. MDMA, Ketamine, and GHB are the most commonly taken party drugs. Often combined with other drugs and alcohol, the high from these drugs create euphoric effects, enhancing raves, clubs, and festivals.

These drugs speed up messages from the brain to the body, alter perception, and increase dopamine levels. Others, like GHB, increase libido and heighten sexual experiences. Most party drugs have childish names associated with candy and sweets making them seem less harmful than other illicit drugs. Unfortunately, party drugs can be dangerous and addictive.

Dangers of Party Drugs

Because party drugs alter brain chemistry, they can lead to addiction. There are three main types of party drugs with different effects. They include:

  • MDMA gives a quick hit of dopamine and serotonin to the brain. This can increase productivity, joy, and awareness for a brief high. This can cause a dopamine “reward effect” causing the brain to crave more dopamine and lead to more MDMA use.
  • Ketamine causes euphoria and out-of-body experiences. It can also be lethal in high doses.
  • GHB increases libido and causes hallucinations. It’s commonly used among gay men and is often combined with meth.

While each type of party drug has different effects, they are equally dangerous. Because party drugs are often made in illegal home labs, it’s hard to know what they are made of. They may be stronger than someone expects and are often laced with other drugs. The top five dangers of party drugs include:

  • Addiction
  • Overdose
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Drug-related death

Party drugs begin as a social addiction. For many, the escape drugs like MDMA provide allows soothe mental, emotional, or physical pain. Like other addictive substances, party drugs are a dangerous substitute for physical and mental healthcare.

California’s LGBTQ Party Drug Rehab Center Is Here For You

Party drugs are common, and they aren’t going anywhere. It’s easy for casual social dosing of MDMA or ketamine to lead to addiction. If you or someone you love in the LGBTQ community is struggling with party drugs, La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center can help. With residential and outpatient party drug rehab, our holistic treatments provide the community with safe, inclusive treatment.

Many of our staff members are in recovery themselves and understand the challenges of party drug addiction first-hand. They provide insight and tools for a sober social life right here in Southern California. Our compassionate staff supports clients throughout medically assisted detox, dual diagnosis, and individual and group therapy programs. Our step-down levels of care allow clients to choose the support they need without compromising their schedule.

Learn More About the Dangers of Party Drugs

Party drugs can be deadly. Call us at 888.903.9898 to learn more about the dangers of party drugs and how our California rehab program can help you recover and thrive.

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