Study Warns Some Gay Men Using Dangerous Form of Club Drug "Poppers"

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A new, more dangerous form of the club drug known as “poppers” is being marketed toward and used by some gay men, a new study concludes. Poppers are inhaled drugs. The new forms can contain harmful solvents and propellants.

Traditional poppers have been used by some gay men to enhance sex. They give a mild high and relax smooth muscle, HealthDay reports. They contain amyl nitrite, which is medically used to treat angina. They are sold in small glass bottles under a variety of brand names including “Rush” and “Jungle Juice,” the researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles report in the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health.

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