Corpus ID: 10853457

Raves: a review of the culture, the drugs and the prevention of harm.

@article{Weir2000RavesAR,
  title={Raves: a review of the culture, the drugs and the prevention of harm.},
  author={Erica Weir},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2000},
  volume={162 13},
  pages={
          1843-8
        }
}
  • E. Weir
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine
  • CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Raves are all-night dance parties attended by large numbers of youth, sometimes in excess of 20,000. The rave scene, which is international in scope, is distinguished by clandestine venues, hypnotic electronic music and the liberal use of drugs such as ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine), GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) and ketamine. Several rave-related deaths in Canada in 1999 alerted health authorities, parents and police to the health risks of rave attendance. Family physicians… Expand
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