ERIC Number: ED448388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Club Drugs. The DAWN Report.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.
This report was prepared in response to requests from the media, law enforcement, and community leaders for information about club drugs. By being able to utilize statistics from hospital emergency departments and by compiling statistics on drug-related deaths, the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is able to alert parents, educators, and others involved in the education of young adults about the danger of these drugs. An increased interest in club drugs follows recent publications of the use and effects of these drugs. Six drugs known as club drugs are highlighted in this report. They are: (1) d-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD); (2) Gamma-hydroxy butyrate (GHB); (3) Ketamine; (4) methamphetamine; (5) methylenedioxymethamphetamine (Ecstasy); and (6) Rohypnol. According to DAWN, most emergency department episodes involving club drugs also involve other drugs. Club drugs are predominately used by adults under 25 years of age and whites make up 61% of all emergency department episodes. The report contains background information about the drugs, followed by trends in drug use for the years 1994-1998. Tables are used to describe trends in club drugs in multi-drug emergency department visits, and drug related deaths. Demographic characteristics of emergency department cases are described along with at look at the metropolitan areas where they occurred. (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Demography, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hospitals, Illegal Drug Use, Prevention, Young Adults
For full text: http://www.samhsa.gov/oas/p0000018.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office of Applied Studies.