The lack of enforcement of the Hague ban on nitrous oxide contributes to making young people think more easily about drug use, says health care psychologist Philip Veerman in his opinion piece in The Hague Central.
The developments around nitrous oxide have been rapid in recent years. A few years ago it was mainly used in hospitals and at the dentist as an intoxicant against pain, now it is widely used as a recreational intoxicant.
Users often go into a trance for a short time and sometimes become unconscious for a while. What makes it extra attractive is that you don’t smell and see its use.