More Information on the Club Drugs that are Being Sold
Some club drugs have been around for many years and others are quite new to the market. It would be smart for you to get familiar with these drugs. If you would like more information on them, here are some websites from government agencies or Narconon that you can visit. The more knowledge you have, the more you can impart this knowledge to your children, other family members, friends and neighbors. By being knowledgeable, you might even be able to save some lives.
Drug Enforcement Administration
Various fact sheets on these drugs can be found here: http://www.justice.gov/dea/druginfo/factsheets.shtml
Federal Bureau of Investigation: http://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/protecting-your-kids
National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/club-drugs
Narconon International: http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/
(mostly found in the UK)
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
- You can find information on individual drugs here: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/drug-profiles
A Comment About Spring Breaks/Senior Trips
The atmosphere surrounding party events like Spring Break and Senior Trips is very likely to encourage the abuse of alcohol, club drugs and other substances. Venues that market their parties to Spring Breakers also encourage heavy drinking through their advertising and pricing schemes. Every place where young people are going to party is going to attract drug dealers who know they can move a lot of merchandise. Club drugs, synthetics, cocaine and marijuana are probably going to be available in volume.
Preventing problems during Senior Trips or Spring Break trips should start long before the subject of your child taking this trip comes up. If possible, you should begin educating your child or children on the hazards of using these drugs before the child enters their teenaged years. But if you are starting late, start anyway! It is never too late to improve the situation through education.
If your child is going to go on a Senior Trip or Spring Break vacation, this is one of the most vital times to have a conversation about drug abuse. It seldom works to just tell a child that he must not use any drugs. You’re going to have to be very specific about the real dangers. You might invite him to look at alternative ways he (or she) could enter into the spirit of the party without being stoned or high.
Your child staying sober when others around him are getting drunk or stoned could wind up saving not only his life but the lives of others nearby.