Inhalants

 

They 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, sometimes 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.

Common Slang

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

Short Term Effects Include*:

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

Long Term Effects Include*:

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


FACTS:

    • Physically addictive.
    • Psychologically addictive.
    • You can experience withdrawal symptoms.
    • 38 States in the US have restrictions on selling inhalants to minors, especially those that tend to be abused.

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