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Poppers

A liquid chemical sold in a small bottle, usually sniffed

Also called:

  • Amyls
  • Kix
  • Liquid Gold
  • Ram
  • Rock Hard
  • TNT
  • Thrust

Quick info

How the drug works varies from person to person

How you might feel
Euphoric, aroused, rush of blood to the head (head rush) and/or sick, faint, reduced co-ordination.
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Effects on your body
Increased blood flow to different parts of the body. Can cause nosebleeds, headaches or chest pains.
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How long it takes to work
Immediately.
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How long the effects last
The headrush lasts for a few minutes then gets less. You might feel dizzy or sick for a while afterwards.
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Common risks
Swallowing poppers can be fatal. Sniffing poppers is bad for anyone with heart problems because it can cause irregular or fast heart rhythms. Repeated use can damage your eyesight.
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Mixing Drugs
Mixing drugs is always risky but some mixtures are more dangerous than others.
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Help and advice

What to do in an emergency

If you or someone else needs urgent help after taking drugs or drinking, call 999 for an ambulance. Tell the crew everything you know. It could save their life.

What else to do in an emergency