Senate’s R.A.V.E. Act Receives Strong, National Opposition

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
August 22, 2002

The U.S. Senate’s RAVE Act (S. 2633), or “Reducing Americans’ Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act of 2002,” seeks to prohibit an individual from knowingly opening, maintaining, managing, controlling, renting, leasing, making available for use, or profiting from any place for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, or using any controlled substance, and for other purposes. The bill has recently received a lot of negative press throughout the country. In addition, opponents have mobilized their supporters nationwide to write their Members of Congress in opposition of this bill. It is imperative that the substance abuse prevention field voices its opinions and let lawmakers know that we support this bill and its efforts to protect our children from the dangers of club drugs.

To view more information regarding this bill, see our latest Legislative Alert in CADCA’s Public Policy section of our website at

If you have a personal story about how club drugs or raves have killed or affected a friend, colleague, or family member, please send it to us, so that we can use it in our advocacy efforts. We especially would like input from the local law enforcement community. Email your synopsis to