If your child asked you about drugs, would you have the answers?
Here is our guide to the main recreational drugs available and their effects on our minds and bodies.
Alkyl Nitrite (Poppers)
Once the user inhales the drug, the effects are experienced immediately and last for two to five minutes. This ‘rush’ involves an increase in heart rate and a rush of blood through the heart and brain. This often causes a pounding headache, dizziness, a flushed face and neck, and light-headedness.
There are no withdrawal symptoms. Users do not usually become dependent. Users have reported a tolerance to the drug which develops within two or three weeks of continual use, but is lost after a few days of abstinence.