Classification of Sexual Offence
Rave drug is? (AIIMS Nov 2013)
Rave drugs are the drugs used in various dance parties and clubs. This is a brief list of some of the drugs by slang names and some of their effects:
a. Ecstasy – Hallucinogen/Stimulant. Ecstasy is a synthetic drug that is similar to methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. Ecstasy can produce a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure and a sense of alertness. The stimulant effects, which enable users to dance for extended periods, may also lead to dehydration, hypertension, and heart or kidney failure. It is one of the most widely used of the club drugs.
b. Ephedrine – Stimulant. Ephedrine is in the Amphetamine family and can cause heart attacks, seizures, agitation, palpitations, and other health problems. Ephedrine is a common weight-loss substance.
c. Ketamine – Hallucinogen. Ketamine is usually snorted and is frequently used in combination with other drugs like ecstasy, heroin and cocaine. The high lasts anywhere from 30-minutes to about 2-hours.
d. Methcathinone – Stimulant. It produces an amphetamine like effect. The drug produces a burst of energy and feeling of invincibility, accompanied by a state of well-being and euphoria.
e. LSD – Hallucinogen. LSD induces abnormalities in sensory perceptions. Effects are unpredictable depending on the amount taken, on the surroundings in which the drug is used, and on the user’s personality, mood, and expectations. Effects come can include physical effects of dilated pupils, higher body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure, sweating, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, and tremors.
f. Magic Mushrooms – Hallucinogen. The effects of Mushrooms are similar to LSD. They include illusions and hallucinations, distorted perception of time and distance. Trips or episodes can consist of psychosis, convulsions, flashbacks, and possible death.
g. Methamphetamine – Stimulant Methamphetamine affects many areas of the central nervous system. Methamphetamine use is associated with serious health consequences, including memory loss, aggression, violence, psychotic behavior, and potential cardiac and neurological damage.