Campuses and the Club Drug Ecstasy

    Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, May 2001.  This fact sheet offers an overview of ecstasy, possible effects of its use, and implications for institutions of higher education.

Club Drugs Facts & Figures

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), September 2005.  This online resource provides comprehensive data and links to source materials on the club drugs ecstasy, Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine. 

MDMA (Ecstasy) Fact Sheet

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), February 2004.  This fact sheet provides a summary of data related to the club drug ecstasy. It includes information on ecstasy use, health effects, and related enforcement initiatives.

Rave Parties

    Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), August 2004.  This guide addresses problems associated with rave parties. Rave parties–or, more simply, raves–are dance parties that feature fast-paced, repetitive electronic music and accompanying light shows. Raves are the focus of rave culture, a youth-oriented subculture that blends music, art and social ideals (e.g., peace, love, unity, respect, tolerance, happiness). Rave culture also entails the use of a range of licit and illicit drugs. Drug use is intended to enhance ravers´ sensations and boost their energy so they can dance for long periods.

Raves - Information Bulletin

    National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), April 2001.  This bulletin discusses raves and club drugs in the United States, including the history, rave promotion, rave clothing and paraphernalia, and anti-rave initiatives.

Research Report: MDMA (Ecstasy) Abuse

    National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), April 2004.  This report defines MDMA, presents its history, scope of use, abuses, effects, and treatments.