Desired Effects:Ephedrine is often sold as, or mixed with, amphetamines or similar products such as ecstasy. Unwitting users would be looking for euphoria, alertness, confidence and energy.
Side Effects:Insomnia, loss of appetite, tension.
Long term risks:Stimulant dependence, heart arrhythmias, heat attack, high increase in blood pressure, strokes, and damage to brain receptors.
Short term risks:Anxiety, paranoia, tolerance, confusion, agitation & panic.
If injected: syringe and needle, water, tourniquet.
Parents & other relatives
Many drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents, family members and partners of people using drugs. They may provide relative support groups or advice, guidance and counselling on a one to one basis.