Councillor Jan Sargent from the Gooshays ward in Harold Hill writes for the Havering Daily.
Discarded silver canisters are a common sight in the parks and streets of Harold Hill.
I remember not so long ago the Friends of Dagnam park (The Manor) were called to what we can only describe as an aftermath of an illegal raid that had taken place within the Nature Reserve. We found a complete field full of discarded alcohol bottles, cans etc and these little silver canisters were absolutely everywhere.It took us the whole morning to clear up.
It makes me wonder how they managed to buy so many. This definitely needs looking into!
Apparently the substance inside these canisters is known as ‘The Hippy Crack.’ It has been documented that the drug affects are caused by the drug slowing down the brain.
Why people would want to do this is beyond me. Apparently if you take too much Nitrous Oxide you risk falling unconscious and/or suffocating from lack of oxygen. Information taken from ‘talktofrank.com‘.
Why on earth would you take this risk!
I worry about the youth who may be using these drugs. I do understand that they may be experiencing peer pressure in trying out such drugs but it is so important to stay true to yourself and people who love and respect you.
I urge youngsters to take a step back and really think about what they are doing and who they are associated with.