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Prescription Pill and Club Drugs Appeal to Emerging Adults

There is no doubt that New Mexico is an exciting place to visit and to live in.  Southern North America’s charm comes through with inspirational landscapes, culture, food and art.  However, the excitement in New Mexico for some, comes with a dark side.  In the large cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, younger crowds often gather for events called “raves.”  Raves are popular for teens and emerging adults.  They are essentially dance parties that last all night.  Drugs and alcohol often fuel these parties, making the experience more “psychedelic” as some attendees might say.  Sometimes, once the party is done, the drug and alcohol abuse isn’t.  Using prescription and club drugs is perceived as being not as dangerous as heroin use, which is a misconception.  Drug rehab is especially important for people addicted to these drugs.  Abuse of prescription medication and hallucinogenic drugs can lead to serious physical and mental health problems, addiction and in some cases, death. 

A short list of widely-abused drugs like those seen at raves would be: Acid, LSD, Ketamine, GHB (Rophenol) and Ecstasy.  Hallucinogenic drugs are the number one sought after drugs during a rave, but prescription drugs like oxycodone (name brand: OxyContin), hydrocodone (name brand: Vicodin), Xanax and Ritalin are also abused.  Many of these prescription drugs have a very euphoric side-effect, which makes them extremely addictive.  It can be difficult in drug rehab to go through the rehab process.  However, highly trained staff, like those at Vista Taos, can provide therapies beyond medical intervention such as: massage, yoga, acupuncture, and meditation to make the process of drug rehab one that is comprehensive through a more holistic approach.

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