It’s called Roflcoptr, and it’s one of the newest drugs to hit the club scene in the UK. There are a number of different theories on what the acronym stands for, but Roflcoptr is reported to be similar to Ecstasy in effect, providing a “high” as well as some hallucinations.
Roflcoptr is also known as “mket,” which is short for the chemical it’s made of, methoxetamine, and its much longer chemical name, 2-(3-methoxyphenyl)-2-(ethylamino)cyclohexanone). The drug comes in the form of white powder, which users snort, and has been on the radar of officials since the end of 2010 when the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction first reported its use.
The question is, how dangerous is this new drug?
Risks of Club Drugs
Readily available online, many users know little about Roflcoptr. One of many new synthetic drugs that pop up on the black market every year, the substance is just one more thing that club goers experiment with in an effort to enhance their experience on the dance floor. Unfortunately, this can lead to a number of issues, including accidental overdose, blackouts, and accidents that occur because the user is too “out of it” to know what’s going on.
Monitoring Use of Roflcoptr
Roflcoptr is so new to the scene that it is unregulated in most countries, including the United States. The lack of regulation comes from an absence of documented anecdotal evidence in the form of emergency room admissions and consumer complaints as well as a lack of research into the short-term and long-term effects of the drug.
According to psychopharmocologist Dr. Valerie Curran, a lack of regulation does not mean that the drug is safe. In the New Musical Express, Curran said: “People are playing Russian roulette when they take something like this, because there’s been no research on its effects.”
If it’s anything like other club drugs, Roflcoptr may mean similar withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and sweating. So far, methoxetamine, its active ingredient, has been documented as having a risk of acute poisoning by the journal Clinical Toxicology.
Treating Club Drug Abuse and Dependence
Club drugs like Roflcoptr may or may not be physically addictive but many users report a psychological dependence and craving for their favorite drug after regular use. Many feel unable to enjoy themselves without getting high and still others find it difficult to feel happy or comfortable without using their club drug of choice.
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