Desired Effects:Intense, but short-lived, exhilaration therefore sometimes used during sex. Effects last a few minutes.
Side Effects:Dizziness, flushing, nausea, vomiting, headache, disorientation, fainting.
Long term risks:Prolonged headaches, decreased heart rate, low blood pressure.
Short term risks:Accidents whilst under the influence. Swallowing the liquid rather than inhaling the fumes is extremely dangerous and there have been a small number of deaths from this. Reduces blood pressure, which can cause fainting.
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.