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Inhalants Inhalants Presentation Transcript

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