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1 RAVE and CLUB DRUGS (What you may not hear from your friends)

2 ECSTASY CASES BY USAF MEMBERS From 1998 to 2000 there has been a 600% increase in the number of ecstasy cases in the United States Air ForceFrom 1998 to 2000 there has been a 600% increase in the number of ecstasy cases in the United States Air Force

3 AF-wide DRUG INVESTIGATIONS CY99 and CY00

4 2 AF DRUG INVESTIGATIONS CY99 and CY00

5 RAVES High threat area for illegal drugsHigh threat area for illegal drugs –Practically designed for drug use –If you go to a Rave, chances are you will be approached/offered drugs You never know what you’re gettingYou never know what you’re getting – Impurities in the drugs can also be lethal

6 WHAT YOU MAY SEE (Samples of Rave Drug Paraphernalia) Water Bottles - Water is usually sold at Rave parties for up to $10.00-$15.00 per bottle.Water Bottles - Water is usually sold at Rave parties for up to $10.00-$15.00 per bottle. Light Sticks (glow-sticks)Light Sticks (glow-sticks) Pacifiers – to counteract severe jaw clenching caused by ecstasyPacifiers – to counteract severe jaw clenching caused by ecstasy Eye-Drop Bottles - containing LSDEye-Drop Bottles - containing LSD Vicks Vapor Rub/Surgical MaskVicks Vapor Rub/Surgical Mask Candy Wrappers or Tins with pillsCandy Wrappers or Tins with pills

7 WHAT YOU MAY BE OFFERED “ X”, ” E”, Disco Biscuit, Love Drug, Dennis the Menace, Clarity, Essence, Lover’s Speed“ X”, ” E”, Disco Biscuit, Love Drug, Dennis the Menace, Clarity, Essence, Lover’s Speed –ECSTASY, MDMA Grievous Bodily Harm, “G”, Liquid Ecstasy, Blue Nitro, Reviverant, Georgia Home BoyGrievous Bodily Harm, “G”, Liquid Ecstasy, Blue Nitro, Reviverant, Georgia Home Boy –GHB Special K, “K”, Vitamin K, Cat ValiumSpecial K, “K”, Vitamin K, Cat Valium –KETAMINE Acid, Boomers, Yellow Sunshines, Microdot, Blotter, HitAcid, Boomers, Yellow Sunshines, Microdot, Blotter, Hit –LSD Roofies, Roche, Forget-me pillRoofies, Roche, Forget-me pill –ROHYPNOL

8 What your friends may say about Ecstasy Gives you lots of energyGives you lots of energy Makes you feel goodMakes you feel good You have cool hallucinationsYou have cool hallucinations You don’t get addicted to itYou don’t get addicted to it You can party all nightYou can party all night You won’t get caughtYou won’t get caught It won’t kill youIt won’t kill you

9 Ecstasy The Rest of the Story It increases your body temperature - practically cooking internal organsIt increases your body temperature - practically cooking internal organs You get severely dehydrated and can collapseYou get severely dehydrated and can collapse You damage your brain’s ability to produce serotonin, which can lead to permanent depressionYou damage your brain’s ability to produce serotonin, which can lead to permanent depression You can have a heart attack or your kidneys may failYou can have a heart attack or your kidneys may fail You never know what you’re getting – how strong or dangerous the pills are varies each timeYou never know what you’re getting – how strong or dangerous the pills are varies each time You can get caughtYou can get caught –Urinalysis during the week and on weekends –Informants –Dogs now are trained to find it

10 Friends may have told you that GHB Gives a sense of euphoriaGives a sense of euphoria Helps build musclesHelps build muscles Loosens inhibitionsLoosens inhibitions Enhances sexual experiencesEnhances sexual experiences Increases energy & happinessIncreases energy & happiness Is naturally produced by the body, so it can’t be harmfulIs naturally produced by the body, so it can’t be harmful

11 But did they tell you that GHB Can be made by mixing degreasing solvent (floor stripper) with drain cleanerCan be made by mixing degreasing solvent (floor stripper) with drain cleaner Has some nasty side effects Has some nasty side effects - Nausea, vomiting, delusions, amnesia - Seizures, loss of muscle control Can also leave you Can also leave you - Conscious but unable to move - Unconscious, in a coma, or dead Withdrawal causes insomnia, tremors, and anxiety Withdrawal causes insomnia, tremors, and anxiety

12 What people say they like about KETAMINE Cheaper than cocaineCheaper than cocaine Works faster than PCPWorks faster than PCP Visual effects of LSDVisual effects of LSD – Mellow, colorful “wonderworld” – Intensifies colors and sounds Feelings of pleasant weightlessnessFeelings of pleasant weightlessness Out-of-body experiencesOut-of-body experiences

13 The facts about KETAMINE It can cause – Delirium, amnesia – Paranoia – Aggressive behavior – Severe depression, recurrent flashbacks – Long term memory and learning problems – Convulsions – Coma and death

14 People say that LSD Lets you “feel” colors and “see” soundsLets you “feel” colors and “see” sounds Is not physically addictiveIs not physically addictive Is cheapIs cheap Stimulates creativityStimulates creativity Makes you feel energizedMakes you feel energized Sold in tablet, capsule, or liquid form; on pieces of paper, sugar cubes, or squares of gelatin

15 But LSD has a lot of problems Very unpredictable effectsVery unpredictable effects –High body temperature, increased heart rate and blood pressure –Panic, confusion, suspicion, and anxiety attacks –Can trigger schizophrenia Psychologically addictivePsychologically addictive Flashbacks can occur long after you stop taking it!Flashbacks can occur long after you stop taking it! –Long term effects may also include persistent psychosis

16 Common myths about Rohypnol It’s better than alcohol because you don’t wake up with a hangoverIt’s better than alcohol because you don’t wake up with a hangover It is a prescription drug and is safe because it comes in bubble packsIt is a prescription drug and is safe because it comes in bubble packs It can’t be detected by urinalysisIt can’t be detected by urinalysis

17 The truth about ROHYPNOL Common adverse effects includeCommon adverse effects include –Drowsiness, dizziness –Confusion –Amnesia Withdrawal effectsWithdrawal effects –Headache, muscle pain, tension, extreme anxiety –Hypersensitivity to light –Seizures, numbness Can contain dangerous impuritiesCan contain dangerous impurities –Anyone can make a bubble-pack Is detectable by urinalysisIs detectable by urinalysis

18 DATE RAPE and DRUGS Most common drugs used in date rape are Rohypnol and GHBMost common drugs used in date rape are Rohypnol and GHB Whether at a nightclub, a bar, or at a party, watch your drinks – don’t leave them unattendedWhether at a nightclub, a bar, or at a party, watch your drinks – don’t leave them unattended Be careful about accepting a drink from someone you don’t know wellBe careful about accepting a drink from someone you don’t know well Use the buddy system – look out for each otherUse the buddy system – look out for each other Date rape drugs can killDate rape drugs can kill

19 You have better things to Do! ExerciseExercise Nutrition/DietNutrition/Diet Personal Life GoalsPersonal Life Goals Education and TrainingEducation and Training Stress ManagementStress Management Hobbies and CraftsHobbies and Crafts TravelTravel Building Healthy RelationshipsBuilding Healthy Relationships Spiritual GoalsSpiritual Goals

20 2 AF General Courts Martial Involving Ecstasy 3 Specifications of Ecstasy3 Specifications of Ecstasy 1 Specification of Ecstasy1 Specification of Ecstasy 2 Specifications of Ecstasy2 Specifications of Ecstasy - BCD, 6 months confinement Reduction to E1, Total Forfeitures - BCD, 28 months confinement Reduction to E1, Total Forfeitures - BCD, 15 months confinement Reduction to E1, Total Forfeitures - BCD, 20 months confinement Reduction to E1, Total Forfeitures - BCD, 13 months confinement Reduction to E1, Total Forfeitures (CY00)

21 2 AF Special Courts Martial Involving Ecstasy (CY00) 23 cases23 cases 33 specifications involving ecstasy33 specifications involving ecstasy 100% conviction rate100% conviction rate 18 Bad Conduct Discharges18 Bad Conduct Discharges 70 months of confinement70 months of confinement Loss of up to 2/3 of base payLoss of up to 2/3 of base pay Reduction to E-1Reduction to E-1 RestrictionsRestrictions

22 Impact of Convictions If you’re convicted of being involved with illegal drugs, here are some of the things that may follow you the rest of your life: –Punitive discharge –Felony conviction –Loss of voting rights –Loss of veteran’s benefits –Limited educational opportunities –Diminished job opportunities

23 Example: in some states you … Can’t own or possess a firearmCan’t own or possess a firearm Can’t be executor of anyone’s estateCan’t be executor of anyone’s estate Can’t live in some state public housingCan’t live in some state public housing Good Luck Getting A Job!Good Luck Getting A Job! –May not be able to get a license in the healthcare field –Can’t be a school teacher or school administrator –Can’t get a liquor license or work in a place that has one –Can’t be an architect –Can’t practice law

24 That You May Not Remember That You May Not Remember Drugs and Other Temptations Are Out ThereDrugs and Other Temptations Are Out There Peer Pressure is TremendousPeer Pressure is Tremendous OSI Agents are Watching and InvestigatingOSI Agents are Watching and Investigating –Sooner or later you will get caught –Drug use is incompatible with the Air Force Don’t Harm Your Body,Your Career,Your Life For One Night of Fun Conclusion OR SURVIVE!

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