Some light from the heat: implications of rave parties for clinicians

Rieder, Michael J.
June 2000
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/27/2000, Vol. 162 Issue 13, p1829
Academic Journal
Reports on the role of physicians in caring for young people involved in rave parties. Description of raves as nocturnal dance parties at which recreational drugs are used; Kind of drugs that are used at raves and their adverse effects; Implications of rave culture for the physician; Evaluation, stabilization and treatment of these patients.


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