INHALENTS

DRUG UNIT

What are Inhalants?

Inhalants are a type of drug, they are often used and abused by teens, they can be found at almost any store and they are easily found in most households.

How is it used?

Inhalants are used by breathing in the contents of the containers that they are in. sometimes people put them in bags and use that to get a more concentrated high and so they can use it over several hours.

Different names for Inhalants

  • air blast
  • oz
  • pearls
  • moon gas
  • bullet bomb
  • huff
  • laughing gas
  • quick silver
  • sates secret
  • shoot the breeze
  • spray

How does the drug affect the body?

Short term


  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • vomiting
  • slurred speech
  • hallucinations
  • apathy

Long term



  • liver damage
  • hearing damage
  • loss of coordination
  • weight loss
  • death [sudden sniffing death]
  • weaker heart
  • irritability
  • damage to nerve receivers

How does this drug get you hooked?

Inhalants are a psycho-active drug, they cause a feeling of drunkenness and they also cause a feeling of intense happiness and cause a anesthesia effect. it causes a loss of feeling with it and commonly leads to blacking out. it gets people addicted by causing the intense happiness in the person and the loss of caring about other things.

Signs of abuse

  • finding empty spray bottles around the house
  • loss of appetite
  • smelling chemicals on their clothing
  • pain or stains on clothing or skin
  • finding chemical soaked rags around the house
  • slurred speech
  • drunken appearance
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