Why is Snorting Drugs Dangerous?

Snorting drugs is a means of using them that bring a different feeling. The drug is divided into ‘lines,’ rolled or used with straw paper. Snorting the drug goes up the nasal passages, causing different things to happen in the brain and body.

Snorting Drugs

People snort because they achieve a faster onset. The drug is absorbed almost immediately into the bloodstream through soft tissues in nasal cavities. Depending on the individual and drug used, it can take as little as five to ten minutes for the drug to be absorbed and begin to produce effects. While some people think snorting drugs is safer, that is not rue. By snorting, you are using the drug in a way it was never intended to be used. Painkillers, opioids especially, are some of the most commonly abused drugs when it comes to snorting.

Addictive Behavior

One of the reasons people snort drugs is that they enhance the drug’s effects or make them happen faster. This strong high makes the drug more dangerous to your health. Those drugs are designed to be taken in a way they are slowly released. By snorting them, you are forcing the reaction to occur much faster, with more serious consequences.

Dangers of Snorting

Snorting drugs has many health consequences. First of all, damage can occur to the respiratory system, making it difficult for you to breathe normally. The nasal membranes are extremely delicate and easily damaged. As they are damaged, they stop being able to function normally. This inhibits normal respiratory actions. Other side effects of snorting drugs include vomiting, constipation, shakiness, and increased heart rate.


If you snort drugs and are reliant on them, quitting may be challenging. You may have difficulty sleeping, chills, shakes, soreness, or mood swings. While these feelings are difficult, they should not discourage you from quitting. Abusing drugs have a significant mental, physical, financial, and legal ramifications. Snorting and abusing drugs or medication is serious with huge risks involved. If they are willing to accept help, there are places to go for assistance. The challenge is being willing to face the need for help. However, that can be a long road if there are not other people willing to come alongside you for the journey. It helps to let a close loved one know about your decision to support your journey of healing.

The goal of The Last Resort is to support your journey forward from addiction to recovery and hope. Do not let fear stand in the way of your dreams of recovery from addiction. You can find healing on the other side. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.