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Inhalants

  1. 1. Inhalants By: Pallavi Adapa And Virginia Xuereb
  2. 2. What are Inhalants?  Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that users intentionally inhale because of the chemicals' mind-altering effects.
  3. 3. Short Term Effects  Loss of self control  Violent behavior  Unconsciousness  Vomiting  Death from suffocation
  4. 4. Long Term Effects  Weight loss  Fatigue  Electrolyte (salt) imbalance  muscle fatigue  Tolerance  Damage liver & kidneys  Damage blood and bone marrow
  5. 5. Types Of Inhalants  volatile solvents  nitrites  anesthetics
  6. 6. Volatile Solvents  Can produce intoxication  Chronic use can result in neuropathies and hepatotoxicity  Ex:  Alcohol  Chlorinated carbons
  7. 7. Nitrites  Nitrous Oxide is an example often known as laughing gas  Many people take it for granted, but they can be deadly
  8. 8. Anesthetics  Drug that causes Anesthesia  Local Anesthetics:  Procaine  Cocaine  Amethocaine  Lidocane
  9. 9. Treatments  Not much treatment, but if your family suspect it they can have your tested
  10. 10. Street names  Toilet Water  Tolly  Thrust  Spray  Snot Balls  Poppers  Huff  Hippie Crack
  11. 11. Illegal Or Legal  It is necessarily legal because no one can stop you from buying whip cream or other inhalants
  12. 12. Recourses  http:// drugabuse.gov/drugpages/inhalants.html  www.google.com  www.ask.com
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