By Staff Writer
The increase use of club drugs such as ecstasy, Rohypnol, Ketamine and Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) among teens has made many law enforcement agencies across the nation step up their efforts to help stop further abuse.
Recently, two teens from California were found to develop holes in their lungs after consuming what they believed was ecstasy, reports The Tribune News. However, law enforcement reports revealed that the children took an illegal synthetic stimulant called mephedrone which produced crevices for air to escape
Officials told the news source that this drug, while not as common as other club drugs can cause similar effects such as interfering with the body’s ability to regulate temperature which can lead to liver, kidney and cardiovascular system failure. Furthermore, psychological effects of the drug include severe anxiety, depression, insomnia as well as hallucinations.
Teen boarding schools can help adolescents who suffer from the effects of prolonged drug use by providing education designed to help them achieve behavioral success.
According to a 2008 study by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, nearly 6 percent of students in grade 12 used ecstasy at some point during their life.