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Presentation on inhalants and how they affect your body.

Baileigh Reed-Grimmett

on 26 April 2011

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Transcript of Inhalants

Inhalants Inhalants differ in DEA scheduling depending upon the type you are using. (1,2, and 3 are common) Can be a stimulant or depressant Inhalants can be your basic aerosol spray cans, marijuana, or crack. It's usually a liquid, fine powder, smoke or mist Inhalants are found in everyday households made by companies creating cleaning products. Can be bought from dealers on the street or gasoline pumps. Also found in Vegtable oil, paint, permanent markers, or degreasers. Very obtainable. Street names: glue, kick, bang, sniff, huff, poppers, whippets, Texas shoe-shine, laughing gas, moon gas, and air blast are just a few. Inhalants can be grown (marijuana) or made in a chemical plant (crack, cleaning products, markers, ect.) Inhalants are taken exactly the way it sounds like. You can either Breath the substance in through your mouth and hold it that breath or snort it into your nose Medical uses include asthma inhalers, laughing gas, amd amyl nitrite. (treatment for angina pectoris which is a heart condition marked by chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart) Long term effects can be permanent brain damage, poor memory, extreme mood swings, tremors, siezures, respitory depression, heart arrhythmia, glall coma, blindness, liver and kidney failure, hearing failure and nervous system failure short term effects include poor physical coordination, mental judgement, severe coughing, painful inflammation, nose bleeds, heart palpations, facial flushing, hallucinations, paranoia, coma, shortage of oxygen in lungs
Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome
(Death from even first use of Inhalant) Punishments: you can get away with using inhalants since they are found everywhere and excessable to toddlers. However, you could be charged guilty of a misdemeanor and can be fine of no more than $2,500 or serve one year in jail Inhalants are extremely addictive Withdrawl symptoms: sweating, rapid pulse, insomia, nausea and vomiting, hand tremors, agitation anxiety, hallucinations, grand mal seizures (seizure that effects entire brain) Inhalants can be detected depending upon how many breaths you take. Several breaths last for about 45 mins, long periods of use can result in hours of detection. It takes two weeks for the chemicals to leave the body. Even though they are obtainable, they are detected easier Treatment centers located at Martinsburg Institute, Eastridge Health Systems,CAT 5/Substance Abuse Services, Behavioral Health Service of Shenandoah Valley Medical Systems

(usually a cost of $30,000 are required for the rehab centers for a comfortable stay) 10.1% of 8th graders have abused inhalants at least once in the past year
5.6% of Sophmores have abused them in the past year.
1.5% of Seniors have abused inhalants in the past year www.inhalant.org kidshealth.org › Teens › Drugs & Alcohol www.drugfree.org/drug-guide/inhalants www.justice.gov/dea/concern/inhalants.html
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