Focus on Adolescent Use of Club Drugs and “Other” Substances

Janet F. Williams, Leslie H. Lundahl

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Club drugs and “other” abusable substances are briefly overviewed as a reminder about the wide variety of known and unknown substances used by adolescents, the high potential for direct and interactive substance use effects to manifest acutely and chronically, and the vigilance needed to anticipate and recognize the new effects and drug-drug interactions arising as novel substances continue to be custom “designed,” manufactured, and marketed to meet substance use trends. This article discusses dextromethorphan, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), gamma-hydroxybutyrate, inhalants, ketamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, phencyclidine, Salvia divinorum (salvia), synthetic cannabinoids, and synthetic cathinones (bath salts).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1121-1134
Number of pages14
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Adolescents
  • Club drugs
  • Designer drugs
  • Hallucinogens
  • Inhalants
  • OTC substances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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