AARTI DHAR / THE HINDU /NEW DELHI, June 27, 2011.
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HIGH SOCIETY ADDICTIONS: Upper middle class, women take to raves in India: medical journal!
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File photo of a sample of "club drugs"- The Hindu.
India’s huge teenage population is being targeted by foreign drug peddlers to flourish their business. Monitoring club drugs is becoming very difficult as they continue to evolve and be modified. In the last few years, upper-middle class Indians have massively taken to ecstasy and clubbing and there are more women among them.
A review article in the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) journal has said that foreigners have been arrested for peddling illegal Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), ecstasy and cocaine, at various rave parties in Bangalore and Mumbai. In the north, Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu Valley is now known for its full-moon-night jungle wild parties. A large number are Israelis, most of them fresh from the frazzle of military service, dance to psychedelic music on full moon nights smoking hashish. Bangalore is baptized as the Silicon Valley of India and has turned into a rave hotspot.
Only collective effort can stop this menace from engulfing the society. All health professionals should remain well informed regarding club drugs and their management protocol, the article says.
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