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Inhalants

Inhalants are vapors from toxic substances which are inhaled to reach a quick high. The chemicals are rapidly absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream and quickly reach the brain and other organs, somethings causing irreversible physical and mental damage. Household and everyday objects that can be used as inhalants are shoe polish, glue, gasoline, lighter fluid, spray paint, correction fluid, cleaning fluid, and lacquer thinner or other paint solvents.

 

SLANG:

  • Air blast
  • Poppers
  • Quicksilver
  • Oz
  • Snotballs
  • Whippets
  • Whiteout

short term effects include*:

  • Slurred speech
  • Severe headaches
  • Hostility
  • Impaired Judgment
  • Death from suffocation


    *These symptoms may differ among users

long term effects include*:

  • Hearing loss
  • Bone marrow damage
  • Depression/Irritability
  • Disorientation
  • Damages to the heart, brain, liver kidneys and lungs


    *These symptoms may differ among users
 

FACTS:

  • Inhalants are both physically addictive & psychologically addictive.
  • You can experience withdrawal symptoms including nausea, excessive sweating, headaches, etc.
  • 38 States in the US have restrictions on selling inhalants to minors, especially those that tend to be abused.