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What are those?

Inhalents are common-place household, chemical containing items that can be inhaled and taken into the blood stream to get the user "high." Examples include, Whip cream, Canned deoderants, hair spray, and pam.

How are they abused?

Sniffing: sniffing the fume straight from the container

Spraying: spraying aerosols directly into the nose or mouth

Bagging: Inhaling substances sprayed or placed into a bag

Huffing: inhaling from an inhalent soaked rag

Ballooning: inhaling from balloons filled with nitrous oxide

The high usually only lasts a few minutes and inhaling sessions last hours.

How do Inhalents Affect the Brain?

Inhalents are taken directly into the blood stream, and therefore affect the user quickly, some effects include:

Short Term:

  1. Slurred Speech
  2. Dizziness
  3. Sense of Happiness, (Euphoria)
  4. Light-headedness
  5. Delusions
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Unconsciousness

Long Term:

  1. Damage to Nerve Fibers
  2. Damage to brain cells

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What are the other effects tho?

Heart Damage

Liver Failure

Muscle Weakness

Reduced Production of Blood Cells

Nerve Damage, Chronic Pain

Signs and Symptoms of Inhalent abuse

  • Hidden, empty spray paint or solvent cans, or rags or clothing soaked with chemicls
  • Drunk or Disorientated Actions
  • Slurred Speech
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Paint or other stains on face
  • Chemical odors on breath or clothing

Can you get addicted?

Of course, anything can be abused and addictive.

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