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Spring 2010 inhalants melissa anna g.


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  1. 1. Inhalants<br />By: Melissa K. and Anna G. (:<br />
  2. 2. Inhalants<br /><ul><li> Any substance whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to produce mind-altering sensation is considered and inhalants.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Household products that come in aerosol spray cans are commonly used as inhalants. Like spray paint, nail polish remover, cleaning fluid, lighter fluid, hair spray, and other substances.</li></li></ul><li>How its used!<br />These are inhaled directly from the container (called sniffing or snorting)<br />From a plastic bag (called bagging)<br /> Or by holding an inhalant-soaked rag in the mouth (called huffing).<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li> These substance are not meant to be taken into the body and can be very dangerous!</li></li></ul><li>Street Names<br />Air blast<br />Bullet bolt<br />Discorama<br />Heart-on <br />Hiagra in a bottle Highball <br />Hippie crack Honey oil<br />Ketamine<br />Huff <br />Thrust<br />Me<br />Moon gas<br />Oz<br />Poor man's pot<br />Quicksilver<br />Rush<br />Sniff<br />Spray<br />Texas shoe shine<br />Satan's secret<br />
  4. 4. Harmful Effects<br />Heart – The human body requires oxygen in order to survive. Inhalants starve the body of its required oxygen intake. This forces the heart to work harder to pump and distribute the oxygen. It may make the heart beat irregularly or too fast. This is very dangerous to the body.<br />Coma – The brain shuts down all but the most vital functions.<br />.<br />
  5. 5. Again..<br />Loss of Function – Regular inhalant users may permanently lose the ability to perform everyday functions such as thinking, talking, and walking.<br />Sudden Death – Inhalants can cause sudden death in the user due to suffocation, choking on their own vomit, or having a heart attack.<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li> When Inhalants are breathed in, Their harmful fumes go directly to the brain.. Which commonly cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and lose of coordination. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li> A single use of a inhalant can cause death!</li></li></ul><li>Inhalant story<br />The bodies of a 15 year-old girl and a 22-year old man were found “lying side by side, both clad in T-shirts and shorts” at the bottom of an apartment building.Two pairs of slippers, a stool, and a “can of industrial glue in a plastic bag” were found nine stories above where the bodies were discovered. The girl was a local student and the man was “her older brother's friend” whom she considered “as her godfather.”Her school principal said the “school was saddened by the death of a 'friendly, sociable and outgoing' student.”The article notes two interesting points about inhalant abuse in that region.1. “Dying from glue sniffing is rare, according to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). However, there have been a few cases in the Coroner's Court over the past two years where people who had fallen from height had apparently sniffed glue before they died.”<br />
  7. 7. Facts<br />Most of the time Inhalants are used for depression.<br />Between 2004 and 2006, an estimated 218,000 youths aged 12-17 used inhalants and also experienced depression in the past year.<br /> Sings of Inhalant abuse is..<br />A sweetish, chemical smell on the clothes or body <br />Inflammation of the nostrils, frequent nosebleeds, or a rash around the nose and mouth <br />Poor appetite and loss of weight <br />Pale, bluish skin <br />Watery, bloodshot eyes with dilated pupils <br />Slow, slurred speech <br />Clumsy, staggering gait, and drunken appearance<br />
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