Safer Snorting

Tips for Safer Snorting

  1. Use sterile straws or clean hands for snorting.
  2. Crush the drug you plan to snort into a fine powder.
  3. To avoid infection, do not share snorting equipment. Avoid using rolled-up bills, pens, keys, or other unsanitized items to snort. They may have germs on them that can make you sick and could increase your risk of Hepatitis C (HCV) and cause permanent damage to your nose.
  4. Alternate the nostril you are using to snort.
  5. Rinsing your nose before and after snorting can help decrease irritation or damage to your nostrils. Using saline spray, sinus rinse, or Vaseline can also aid healing.