INHALANT ABUSE

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  • INHALANT ABUSE

    1. 1. Heather M. Welch Maria College OCT113-D1 Growth & Development Research Project Spring 2011 Inhalant Abuse
    2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Inhalants are dangerous chemical substances that </li></ul></ul><ul><li>are inhaled for the purpose of altering one’s perception of the environment, or ‘getting high’. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inhalants include many common household items that </li></ul></ul><ul><li>are safe when used for their intended purpose, but may </li></ul><ul><li>become dangerous when inhaled. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inhalants are generally inexpensive and easy to obtain. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Liquids Aerosols Nitrites Gases
    4. 5. Air Blast Ames Amys Aroma of Men Huff Boppers Bullet Bullet Bolt Buzz Bomb Discorama Hardware Hippie Crack Hiagra in a Bottle Highball Moon Gas Thrust Snappers Heart-on Medusa Spray Pearls Whiteout Poppers Snotballs Shoot the Breeze Whippets Texas Shoe Shine Toilet Water Satan’s Secret Poor Man’s Pot Quicksilver Rush Snappers Laughing Gas Locker Room
    5. 8. Inhalants may cause the heart to become highly sensitive to the effects of adrenaline . is heart failure resulting from an irregular heartbeat, usually caused by stress or strenuous activity after using inhalants . Inhaled chemicals replace oxygen in the bloodstream which may result in death. Death can result any time a person uses inhalants; even the first time.
    6. 10. Please click on this link to open the video. http://www.nida.nih.gov/ResearchReports/Inhalants/Inhalants.html
    7. 11. <ul><li>Slurred Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea/Loss of Appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Paint or Other Unusual Stains on Face or Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Inattentiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Red Eyes, Runny Nose </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Drunk or Disoriented </li></ul><ul><li>Empty Chemical Containers in Trash </li></ul>
    8. 12. Relapse from inhalant abuse is very common.
    9. 14. <ul><li>http://www.drugabuse.gov/PDF/RRinhalants.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.inhalant.org/media/kit.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugpages/Stats.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Inhalant-Abuse/support-group </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rehabtreatment.info/albany-outpatient.htm </li></ul>

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