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Club Drugs

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Club drugs tend to be used by teenagers and young adults at bars, nightclubs, concerts, and parties. Club drugs include GHB, Rohypnol®, ketamine, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine, and LSD (Acid).

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2017 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
GHB Past Year - - 0.40
Ketamine Past Year - - 1.20
LSD Lifetime 1.30 3.00 5.00
Past Year 0.90 2.10 3.30
MDMA Lifetime 1.50 2.80 4.90
Past Year 0.90 1.70 2.60
Methamphetamine Lifetime 0.70 0.90 1.10
Past Year 0.50 0.40 0.60
Rohypnol Lifetime 0.60 0.70 -
Past Year 0.40 0.30 0.80

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National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Prevalence of Various Drugs for Ages 12 or Older, Ages 12 to 17, Ages 18 to 25, and Ages 26 or Older; 2016 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period Ages 12 or Older Ages 12 to 17 Ages 18 to 25 Ages 26 or Older
LSD Lifetime 9.60 1.20 8.30 10.80
Past Year 0.70 0.80 3.40 0.30
MDMA Lifetime 6.90 1.20 11.60 6.70
Past Year 0.90 0.70 3.50 0.50
Methamphetamine Lifetime 5.40 0.30 2.40 6.50
Past Year 0.50 0.10 0.80 0.50
Psychotherapeutics (Nonmedical Use) Lifetime - - - -
Past Year 6.90 5.30 14.50 5.90

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