What Are the Risks of Snorting Drugs?

What Are the Risks of Snorting Drugs?

People use drugs in all sorts of ways. Some might abuse prescription pills by taking too many, some inject drugs, and others resort to snorting for the high it provides. Snorting drugs is a means to get more into the system more quickly. It enters the bloodstream through the nose and can be absorbed quickly. Any type of snorting, does not matter what kind of drugs, can become problematic for a person’s health and well-being. There are many risks associated with it. Find out what they are and how to help a loved one who is abusing drugs in this way.

Substance Abuse

The reason people use drugs varies, but generally they become addicted and the initial reasons they began using may give way to the brain’s desire for more of the drug. It may not matter why they started, but they continue because it keeps their body from going into withdrawal. Painkillers are supposed to be taken in a certain way that slowly releases the medication into a person’s body. When a person cuts up a drug to snort it, this can lead to serious consequences for a person’s health and life. It may also lead to addiction for this method of taking substances because it gives a person more euphoric feelings faster, which can turn addictive really quickly.

Risky Behavior

In the moment, a person is not likely to think about the health consequences of snorting drugs. It is just a means to achieve an end goal of feeling euphoric more quickly. The nasal membranes in the nasal cavity are not meant to sustain this type of behavior for long periods of time, over stretches of time, because it can lead to inhibited functioning, depressed respiratory actions, and other issues like vomiting, constipation, dizziness, and increased heart rate.

Withdrawal Symptoms

For people who snort drugs, quitting can be difficult because of the withdrawal symptoms. Some of these range from mood swings to problems sleeping, chills, shakiness, and other feelings. A person should not be discouraged from quitting if they are not sure about how to cope with these issues. The serious risk is that a person will not be able to sustain this behavior for long without suffering consequences at work, with family, and their health.

If a loved one is struggling with drug addiction or substance use disorder, there is help available. If a person is willing to quit using drugs, there are treatment facilities that provide support through detox and will help you make a wise decision for your health. If you are not sure how to get started, the first thing to do is ask for help. Reach out, ask for support and begin the journey of healing in recovery from addiction before it takes over your life.

Oceanfront is located in Laguna Beach. Our goal is to provide you with a safe space to heal from addiction and find hope. We are founded on the principle of providing the best in care and services at affordable prices. Call us to find out how we can help you navigate addiction recovery: 877-279-1777