Club drugs on the market are also called synthetic or ‘designer drugs.’ Teens and adults are using these dangerous drugs at a rapid rate. Designed to be more powerful with longer periods of euphoria, this class of drugs can also be highly addictive. Find out why club drugs on the market are dangerous and how to become aware of the risks.

Current Drugs

Many of the current drugs on the market can include:

  • GHB
  • Ketamine
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Rohypnol
  • Synthetic cannabinoids (K2, Spice)

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) classified the sale and possession of many synthetic cannabinoid ingredients illegal. In spite of this ruling, varieties of dangerous synthetic marijuana are still circulating among young and older people.


Molly may be growing in popularity but is not new on the market. The nickname comes from ‘molecule’ which is a pure form of MDMA and is produced in either pill or powdered form. Typically popular among the younger crowd of 16 to 24 year olds, Molly has been in the spotlight with celebrities recently which brings with it some cache for younger people who seek the euphoric high and psychedelic properties it brings. Some of the consequences and dangers of using Molly cannot be ignored. These include:

  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Coma
  • Dehydration
  • Hallucinations
  • Kidney stones and infections
  • Long term depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Seizures

Most trends fade out over time and designer drugs may soon fall out of favor with people who seek the euphoric high. It is not likely that people will quit using these drugs altogether as the effects can be addictive and the drugs have a long term effect on the brain and body. The risks and dangers are very real in taking designer drugs on the street without knowing what is in the drugs, along with the side effects of taking drugs. The risks definitely outweigh any short term benefit or gain a person might receive from the use of designer drugs and should consider seeking help if one has a problem quitting drugs.


Hired Power provides hope in a healing space with a community of professionals committed to your recovery. Call us at 714-559-3919 to discuss how we can set up a plan for your recovery goals and get you the help you need to quit drugs.

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