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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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Others focused exclusively on the relationship between rave parties and drug use:
Petersburg in Russia, Palienkar said he spoke to North Goa District Superintendent of Police to demand a ban on rave parties and other late-night events.
The Karnataka government has banned all kinds of rave parties in the state.
Scott said physicians should be aware of rave parties, both to warn patients and to familiarize themselves with the types of drugs that are often present.
They're seeking ways of shifting the drugs and appear to have decided that rave parties are a good outlet.
Azad further said: "Some players go to rave parties and do whatever they feel like.
The film, set in Goa and filled with drugs, rave parties and prostitution, has raised objections from various quarters including Goa Tourism officials and feminist groups about its questionable content.
TWO big rave parties were raided by police at the weekend, resulting in the seizure of cash and a variety of drugs.
It is promoted at the Internet for people who go to rave parties and just want to be happy, the senator said.
And the youths in Delhi are fuelling their rave parties with these cheap varieties.