Nightclubs and the seven deadly sins
Philip Hendy discusses the immediate and long term medical hazards of clubbing
- By: Philip Hendy
Two thirds of 18-30 year olds go clubbing at least once a month, and this rises to 82% in those aged 18-24.1 Night clubs act as a venue for socialising adults to drink alcohol, dance, and start new or cement existing relationships. Having large numbers of young adults in a confined, largely unregulated space has potential medical repercussions. These may be due to the targeting of them by individuals or organised groups (for the purposes of illicit drug selling, prostitution, date rape, or premeditated affray); a permissive culture of excess (alcohol), experimentation (drugs), and exposure to environmental pollutants (including noise, strobe lighting, and tobacco smoke).
The situation is akin to a modern seven deadly sins. A cocktail of gluttony, lust, anger, envy, sloth, pride, and greed are intertwined in the nightclub environment.
(The adverse affects of binge drinking and drug use)
(Cannabis induced lassitude)
When inhaled the effects of cannabis