Desired Effects:Effects are similar to amphetamine and ecstasy. Feelings of being alert, full of energy and euphoria.
Side Effects:Vomiting and stomach pain, dry mouth, agitation and anxiety, irregular heartbeat, diarrhoea, allergic reactions, fever and fits. Insomnia and a long lasting 'hang-over' as well as blurred vision and headaches.
Long term risks:Long term risks are not yet fully known but may include respiratory failure, serotonin toxicity and other medical complications as a result of toxicity. BZP has the potential for psychological dependency and mental health problems.
Short term risks:Acute psychosis, renal toxicity and seizures.
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.