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A party designed to enhance a hallucinogenic experience through music and behavior, which consists of an all-night dance session at a club or party, accompanied by the ingestion of recreational—i.e., not overdose—levels of a designer drug of abuse, ecstasy—MDMA

rave

Rave party Substance abuse A social activity of recent vintage consisting of an all-night dance session at a club or party, often accompanied by the ingestion of recreational doses–ie, not overdose levels–of the 'designer' drug of abuse, ecstasy–MDMA. See Ecstasy.

rave

(rāv) [ME. raven, to be delirious]
1. To talk irrationally, as in delirium.
2. An all-night dance party at which mind-altering drugs, e.g., ecstasy or other amphetamines, are often used.
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Now, anyone speaking of attending a rave is seen with suspicion," says another party goer.
I believe raves are a good influence, they are a really good thing but only when we rave-goers clean up as we go.
And at best, it will make buying Ecstasy at a rave no less risky than buying it on the street, from dealers looking to get them hooked on coke; at worst, the new legislation will focus law enforcement efforts disproportionately on raves, actively driving users into the arms of hardcore street dealers.
A provision of the new law was originally introduced as the RAVE Act - or Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act - that was aimed at ``club drugs'' like Ecstasy.
filed a bill in the last Congress called the RAVE Act (it stands for Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy), which would hold property owners and promoters liable for drug use on their premises.
The PLUR philosophy manifested itself in various ways at raves that I attended.
The culmination of this process was a temporary ban placed on raves in early May, 2000 following two weeks' reporting.
VALENCIA - As the bone-jarring beat of loud techno music filled the room and colored lights danced on the walls and ceiling, hundreds of parents and teens sat before projected images of teen-agers at rave parties.
While raves differ from city to city, most feature a large percentage of gay ravers and promoters.
The reaction against raves reflects familiar anxieties about what the kids are up to, especially when it comes to As the chemical symbol of raves, MDMA-a.
McSweeney advised parents to be concerned when their teens attend raves, which attract hundreds of young people every week in desert areas and Hollywood.
The Chicago Tribune anxiously describes raves as "one-night-only parties .