Teens inhale aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, glue, paint, paint thinner, gasoline, propane, nail polish remover, correction fluid, and marker pens<br />*Inhalants can kill you the very first time you use them.*<br />
In 2002 1.2% of teens use Inhalants. 90% of teens never tried inhalants.<br />
<ul><li>In inhalant users can experience nausea, nosebleeds, develop liver, lung, and kidney problems; and lose their sense of hearing or smell.</li></li></ul><li>Inhalants effects your brain and heart the most!<br /><ul><li>slows down the body's function.
Inhalants are physically and psychologically addicting and users suffer withdrawal symptoms.</li></li></ul><li>If someone you know is sniffing.<br />Get help right away! Agitation may cause the sniffer to become violent, experience hallucinations or suffer heart dysfunction which can cause Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome.<br />
Helium</li></li></ul><li>Symptoms:<br />Slurred Speech<br />Drunk, dizzy, or dazed appearance <br />Unusual breath odor <br />Chemical smell on clothing <br />Paint stains on body or face <br />Red eyes <br />Runny nose<br />
In eighth grade student (Megan)got sexually abused by a trusted friend and she told her other friend because she was scared to tell her parents. The friend suggested to get high by using inhalants because it would escape the pain.. She joined a group of friends and began “huffing” together. The group stopped huffing because they were told it would kill you. Megan didn’t see the difference to stop because the attacker hurt her so why stop. She began being violent with her mother. Continues..<br />
She decided to ride on friend car high one night. She fell off and got a concussion. Two nights later she attempted to commit suicide. They rushed her to the ER. She got help from this place called Our Home Inc. She is sixteen now and has been inhalant free for two years. She doesn’t remember much when she was huffing.<br />