In The Know: Party Drugs

da104dIn The Know: Party Drugs takes a hard-hitting look at five drugs associated with the Club Drug/Party Drug scene: Ecstasy/MDMA, methamphetamine, GHB, Rohypnol and Ketamine. Youthful narrators describe the effects of each drug on the body and make a compelling case against their use. Fast-paced and full of useful information, this video also includes physicians' accounts of real-life emergency room experiences. Methamphetamine production and use has destroyed communities in parts of this country, especially in the west. Meth is addictive and causes rapid deterioration in an abuser's health, social functioning, and personal hygiene. Abusers suffer cardiovascular damage, tooth decay, increased risk of HIV/AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening physical effects. Some individuals, for their own “high” experience, abuse GHB, Rohypnol, and Ketamine, but the trend today is to use one of these drugs to sedate a potential rape victim. The video describes the risks of using these drugs purposely, and stresses the dangers of being drugged by a rapist on the prowl. It gives a number of tips for protecting yourself against being victimized and raped by someone using one of these drugs. The video concludes with the tragic story of Holly Harmon, a college freshman, who fell in to an irreversible coma after someone gave her GHB without her knowledge.

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Additional Info
  • Runtime: 24 Minutes
  • Age Level: 7th Grade - Adult
  • Code: DA104D