Desired Effects:Users report feelings of euphoria, warmth and detachment. Feelings of calm and reduced anxiety. It is reported to have similar desirable and unwanted effects to ketamine, although some users have reported that the unwanted effects last longer than for ketamine.
Side Effects:The effects normally take about 10 to 15 minutes to become apparent, but sometimes it can take longer, 60 to 90 minutes. This delay can mean that some users think they haven't taken enough so they re-dose and so end up taking too much and experiencing unpleasant effects. In addition the side effects can include anxiety, poor coordination, slurred speech, involuntary eye movements, unsteadiness and loss of balance, disorientation, insomnia and blackouts.
Long term risks:Little is known about the potential toxicity of methoxetamine, but people have been hospitalized in the US and UK after using it recreationally. There is potential for psychological dependency.
Short term risks:The dissociative effects of MXE make users feel detached from their body and surroundings, this could put users in danger of accidents or being hurt by others. In high doses users may experience a catatonic state which is a severe form of dissociation, when the user will be awake motionless and unresponsive. Individuals in this state make little or no eye contact with others, be mute and rigid for long periods. Also compulsive redosing and overdose.
Parents & other relatives
Drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents of people using these drugs. Many street agencies can provide relative support groups or counselling for family members, partners etc.