This study has been carried out to explore some of the current trends and patterns in the use of illegal substances used with a night club environment and the dance music scene. The population studied focuses mainly on young people that visit night clubs.
The trends in use of a whole variety of club drugs has been examined, however the main focal point of this review has been on MDMA and ecstasy as these drugs are the most commonly used by the target demographic of this study. The use of other illegal substances and alcohol in conjunction with ecstasy use has been explored in this study. Some of the reasons as to why young people use such substances has been investigated. Moreover, the health risks and fatalities of drug users have been looked at during the review.
Database searches were carried out in order to gather the relevant information. Studies from the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, and the United States of America were used to form the data used in this review and allowed the conclusions to be drawn.