Club Drugs: From Rave to the Grave (Teen Version)

da80dAlong with the growing popularity of the rave scene in the 90s came the popularity of designer drugs that teens felt "enhanced" the experience. In reality, however, these drugs all too often had very immediate negative effects on user's health - in some cases leading to death. Club Drugs: From Rave to the Grave is a dramatic account of two friends who go to a club, but only one comes out alive. Sarah is nervous about her first rave experience, but Vicki and her boyfriend convince her that drugs like ecstasy are harmless. At the club, Sarah meets Ed -- a drug dealer. Ed gains her trust and gets her to take some ecstasy, then when she's disoriented he slips more drinks into her water bottle. He tries to take advantage of her, but Sarah passes out and stops breathing. Ed flees the club and Vicki is brought to the police station for questioning while Sarah struggles for her life in a hospital. Interspersed with the story are interviews with substance abuse counselors, medical professionals, law enforcement authorities, and teens who have attended raves. They provide background on the negative health effects of ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine, as well as dispel the myths of social acceptance and experience enhancements these drugs allegedly provide. The factual basis provided by these experts, along with the gripping narrative, will make Club Drugs: From Rave to the Grave an effective part of your substance abuse prevention program for teens.

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  • Runtime: 20 Minutes
  • Age Level: 7th - 12th Grade
  • Code: DA80-H-D