The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched an enforcement and national awareness campaign focused on Ecstasy and other synthetic drugs. "Operation X-Out" is focused on the increasingly popular drug Ecstasy along with drugs that have become known as "predatory drugs" because they have been used to aid in sexual assault.
Director of the DEA, Asa Hutchinson, believes that Operation X-Out is important because "the use of Ecstasy and predatory drugs among our youth is fast reaching epidemic levels. Unscrupulous dealers and promoters are marketing Ecstasy, Rohypnol, GHB, Ketamine and other lesser known drugs to individuals who, all too often, do not truly understand their potentially devastating effects. Not only is the DEA targeting these traffickers, we're also reaching out to communities in an unprecedented way to get them involved."
What are Predatory Drugs?
"Predatory Drugs" is a term used to identify drugs that people utilize to facilitate sexual assault. In the late 1990s, law enforcement noticed a disturbing, new trend of rape cases that involved drugging the victims with chemicals such as rohypnol, GHB, and Ketamine.
What are Club Drugs?
"Club Drugs" has become a broadly used term for a number of illicit drugs that are most commonly sought after at nightclubs and all-night parties called "raves". The three most common club drugs are Ecstasy, Ketamine and GHB. Many other drugs are widely available in the club and rave circuit; however these three drugs are more closely associated with clubs because that is where they are most frequently used. When one becones habituated drug rehab may be necessary.