"Club drugs" have been categorized as those drugs that are frequently used in all-night parties, "rave" dance clubs, and bars. Drugs that are used in these settings include those that have long been abused, such as marijuana and cocaine, as well as drugs whose abuse is a relatively more recent development. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), -hydroxybutyrate (GHB), methamphetamine, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine are among these. In 2000, the National Institute on Drug Abuse launched a broad-based public initiative to inform and educate teens, young adults, parents, and communities about the dangers of club drugs. MDMA, frequently called "Ecstasy" but also referred to as "X," "XTC," "Adam," "Clarity," and "Lover's Speed," is probably the most popular club drug used today.

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