By Sarah Hannaford and Sami Mednikoff
Slang Terms and Street Names
Ways To Ingest The Drug
Similar Drugs with the Same Effect
Medicinal Use of the Drug
2. Administer antibiotics (ex. for bronchitis)
-Depression, brain damage (may have trouble solving problems or planning ahead), hallucinations, head rush, kills brain cells, cause you to have violent behaviors
Physiological Effects on Rest of Body:
-Slurred speech, drunk, dizzy, or dazed appearance, unusual breath odor, chemical smell on clothing, paint stains on body or face, red eyes, runny nose
Duration of Effects:
-Inhalants produce a rapid high. The chemicals found in solvents, aerosol sprays, and gases can produce a variety of additional effects during or shortly after use.
You could feel like you need the drug to perform everyday activities. Because inhalants are so easy to get, you could use your own home remedies, which might make you feel like you are easily attached to the drug.
Without the drug, you could feel jittery, shaky, unfocused, tired.
Myth About Drug
MYTH: “Huffing” can only hurt me after a long period of usage.
FACT: A user can experience Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome and die after the first, tenth, or one-hundredth time he or she uses an inhalant. However, long term using can cause damage to the heart, kidney, brain, liver, bone marrow, central nervous system or other organs.
22.9 million Americans have experimented with inhalants.
33, 800 emergency room visits and 450 hospitalizations a year due to inhalant poisonings.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services drugfreeworld.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesfrom www.samhsa.gov