The Truth About Inhalants

“Inhalants” refers to the vapors from toxic substances which are inhaled to reach a quick high. Of more than 1,000 household and other common products that could be abused as inhalants, most often used are shoe polish, glue, toluene,1 gasoline, lighter fluid, nitrous oxide2 or “whippets,” spray paint, correction fluid, cleaning fluid, amyl nitrite3 or “poppers,” locker room deodorizers or “rush,” and lacquer thinner or other paint solvents.


Tips for Teens: The Truth About Inhalants


A Parent's Guide to Preventing Inhalant Abuse

This graphically sharp brochure is designed to educate parents about inhalant use and inhalant resources.


Tips For Teens: The Truth About Inhalants

Provides facts and dispels myths about inhalant abuse. Discusses long-term and short-term effects, physical and psychological risks, and warning signs of inhalant abuse. Provides information for finding treatment.


Research Report: Inhalant Abuse

Although many parents are appropriately concerned about illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and LSD, they often ignore the dangers posed to their children from common household products that contain volatile solvents or aerosols.


Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Inhalants (Spanish)

Describes how inhalants can wear away at the myelin sheath that protects the brain's nerve cells.


The DASIS Report: Adolescent Admissions Reporting Inhalants

Examines teen substance abuse treatment admissions who reported inhalants and compares them with those adolescent admissions who did not report inhalants. Provides data on gender, race or ethnicity, co-occurring disorders, referral source, and service setting.


Mind Over Matter: The Brain's Response to Inhalants

Describes how inhalants can wear away at the myelin sheath that protects the brain's nerve cells.


Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory: Inhalants

This newsletter gives current information and statistics on inhalants, including what they are, how theyメre used, who is using them, why theyメre popular, what they do to the body, and what their long-term effects are.


Research Report: Inhalant Abuse (Spanish)

A pesar de que muchos padres con justa raz�n se preocupan de las drogas ilegales como la marihuana, la coca�na y la LSD, a menudo ignoran los peligros que presentan para sus hijos productos com�nmente encontrados en la casa que contienen disolventes vol�tiles o aerosoles.


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