Are you mixing drugs with alcohol, stressing the body’s vital organs? Combining alcohol with poppers increases the risk of reduced oxygen supply to vital organs. This compounded abuse of alcohol can cause unconsciousness and even death.
Poppers are commonly used in conjunction with other illegal drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, and hallucinogens, to increase the high. These and other so-called club drugs can lead to psychiatric problems and physiological conditions such as dehydration, heart strain, and overheating. People commonly inhale poppers through the nose. They use the inhalant to relax the sphincter during anal sex and recreationally as a party drug.
Legal Status of Poppers
Surprisingly, the use of Poppers is not covered under the ‘Government’ legal high ‘Psychoactive Substances Act. They have been used recreationally since the 1970s, and they’re labeled for other uses because it is illegal to advertise them for human consumption. They are commonly sold in little brown bottles and are highly flammable. They have a very distinctive and robust solvent (paint thinner) smell.
Other Physical side effects of Popper use
The main short-term ones are lightheadedness/headache, occasional fainting, loss of inhibition, and the risk of chemical burns in the face.
They can cause a drop in blood pressure and previously caused deaths when used with erectile dysfunction medication.
Long-term side effects include eye damage or loss of eyesight. “Poppers Maculopathy” and extremely high doses can potentially lead to the fatal “methemoglobinemia,” where blood cannot carry oxygen to cells in the body (similar to what happens with Carbon Monoxide poisoning).
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