Inhalants

By: Allyson Pena

what is it?

Blood range of intoxicative drugs whose volatile vapors or gases are taken in via the nose and trachea.
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How is it abused?

Abusers of inhalants breathe them in through the nose or mouth. They sniff or short fumes from a container, or dispenser, spray aerosols directly into their nose or mouth, or place a chemical- soaked rag in their mouth. They even inhale fumes from a balloon.

Long term and Short term effects:

Short term effects include slurred speech, drunk, dizzy, inability to coordinate movement, hallucinations, impaired judgment, unconsciousness, severe headaches, rashes. Long term effects are muscle weakness, lack of coordination, depression, damage to heart, liver, kidney, lungs, kidney, lungs, brain, memory impairment, diminished intelligence, hearing loss, bone marrow damage, and even death.

Overdose Effects:

IF someone were to overdose the effects would include seizures, slurred speech, uncontrollable shaking, coma.

Withdrawals:

If someone who was very addicted were to quit they would had withdrawals like nausea, excessive sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, chills, shaking, hallucinations.

Resources:

They're are resources that can help addicts are individual therapy, group therapy, 12 step education, therapeutic boarding schools, recreation therapy.

Citations:

drugabuse.gov

drugfreeworld.org

mentalhelp.net

crchhealth.com