How Can I Know if a Loved One is Addicted to Poppers? Learn the Warning Signs

What are the warning signs of popper addiction? How can I tell if a loved one is abusing them or using them too much? What are poppers, anyway?

At Archstone Recovery Center, we’re getting more and more questions about “poppers,” as alkyl nitrates are often called. These drugs may be increasing in popularity. These drugs are inhaled—accidental ingestion can prove to be fatal. Alkyl nitrates are used in medicine as an antidote to cyanide poisoning. Though some studies and research indicates that poppers are less dangerous than other kinds of drugs, many experts agree that their use can lead to severe health defects.

Though poppers are not physically addictive, some people can develop psychological addictions to them. Common side effects of usage of poppers include headaches, arrhythmia, asphyxiation, or erectile disfunction. Previously it was suspected that poppers may have been involved in the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s, though this was found not to be the case. Though it can seem like poppers are not very dangerous drugs, there are very real potential side effects and the possibility of psychological addiction.

If you think you or someone you love has a problem with poppers, you should seek professional, caring help right away. From partial hospitalization, to residential, outpatient, transitional, and extended care programs, Archstone Recovery Center has the right treatment plan to fit your needs. People travel to our beautiful, state-of-the-art facility in Lantana, Florida (FL) from all over the United States: New Jersey (NJ),  New York (NY), Boston (MA), Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), Washington DC, and more. We offer hope for drug users to recover their lives with caring treatment to get them clean. Call today to begin your road to recovery with Archstone Recovery Center.

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