Phoenix House Chief Clinical Officer Deni Carise comments on the dangers of nitrous oxide and how its use is often associated with drinking and other risky behaviors.
“Nitrous oxide use can be particularly dangerous for someone who has a history of abusing drugs or alcohol, according to Denise Carise, chief clinical officer at the Phoenix House Foundation in New York. “Often, the use of one drug can lead to the use of the person’s drug of choice and new problems,” she said. “We don’t often see fatalities or brain damage from the abuse of nitrous oxide in isolation, but it’s use is often associated with drinking and other risky behavior that can cause serious problems.”
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