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Inhalants!

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Molly Cox

on 9 April 2013

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By Molly Cox and Nicole McVey INHALANTS! Inhalants Definition:
Items commonly found in the household, some choose
to inhale the chemical vapor to get themselves high. Examples: Paint Thinner
Gasoline
Glues
Spray Paint
Hair Sprays
Deoderants
Common House-Hold Cleaners WHY?! They are seen as an alternative to illegal drugs.
They are cheaper and easier to get ahold of, and buying
them is legal. When used as they are meant too, they
are perfectly safe, but when abused they can be
deadlier than some common street drugs. Volatile Solvents - liquids that become gases when at room temperature. (gasoline, glues, markers, etc.)

Gases - include medical gases and common household products. (propane tanks, refrigerants)

Aerosol Sprays - some of the most common. (spray paint, deodorant, hairspray, cooking spray, etc.)

Nitrites - mostly found in capsules that release vapors when they are opened Types: Effects Increased Heart Rate
Delusions
Vomiting
Slurred Speech
Brain Damage
Muscle Weakness
Depression
Loss of smell How it enters
your body: Inhale it
Sniffing
Snorting
Spraying into nose or mouth. Sources: http://m.kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/drugs/inhalants.html

http://www.recoveryconnection.org/inhalant-addiction-treatment-withdrawal/

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/inhalants/international-statistics.html Slang Terms: Air Blast
Hippie Crack
Oz
Satan's Secret
Texas Shoe Shine Withdrawal Symptoms: Tremmors
Irritable
Agression
Headaches
Hallucinations
Insomnia How Many People: 22.9 MILLION Americans
admitted to trying inhalants
at least once.
593,000 Teens (Between 12-17)
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