Dangers of Inhalants
You thought you knew everything...
Short term effects include slurred speech, drunk appearance , unable to coordinate movement, hallucinations, hostility, unconsciousness, headaches, and rashes around the nose and mouth. Long term effects include muscle weakness, depression, irreversible damage to heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and brain. Kind of a lot isn't it? That's not even everything. Inhalants starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly (stimulant). Inhalants can also kill you.
Ever heard of laughing gas, climax, or buzz bomb?
They are all inhalants. 593,000 teens from the ages of 12-17 had used inhalants a year before taking an inhalants survey. Over 22.9 million people have used inhalants. In 8th grade, 1 in 5 students have used inhalants. In Nairobi, Kenya 60,000 kids are addicted and living on the streets. Don't let that be you.
"I began hanging out with people who were taking heroin, and soon I was using it more and more until I was addicted. I had no idea then the damage it would would cause me later... that I would be serving one prison sentence after another, burglarizing people's house, stealing from my family. All the pain and heartache that I have caused was worse than stealing the material things from them." - Dennis