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Intranasal (Snorted)

Drugs are snorted when they are in powder form. A straw or a rolled note is used, inserted in the nose and sniffed up the nasal passage.

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Snorting a drug can speed onset and be a very strong non-needle method of taking a drug.  Less of the drug is needed when snorting a drug.  Snorting can cause some irritation or possible damage to the lining of the nasal cavities. How much the ‘burn’ or ‘drip’ is an issue will vary from drug to drug. Frequent or semi-frequent snorting could result in nosebleeds or other nose problems. Depending on the drug used and the person, some people feel nauseous when snorting.  The taste or feeling of the drug going down the back of the throat can be one reason for this.  

It is important to douche or clean out the nose with a cotton bud after an episode of snorting. It is advised that to clean the nasal passage a small amount of warm, salty water should be put on the fingers and sniffed up by the nose.  This should help to clean the nose of any particles and prevent irritation.

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