Inhalant Use is the most common form of drug use for the youngest group of drug users. Teens between the ages of 12 and 14 are more likely to inhale household products to get high, than they are to abuse any other type of drug. Unfortunately, inhalant abuse is also one of the most potentially deadly forms of teenage drug use.
Inhalant use is not a science and inhalant abusers can die on the very first attempt to get high. Each year, there are over 10,000 emergency room visits associated with inhalant use in America.
Inhalant users concentrate chemical products and huff, or inhale, them. In some cases, the chemicals are poured or sprayed into a bag and then the inhalant user inhales directly out of the bag. Other methods include holding the inhalant container up to the nose or mouth and inhaling directly from it. In some cases, teenagers are found to have saturated socks or t-shirts with the inhalant.
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