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What stands for inhalant abuse?
Inhalant abuse is a planned inhaling of simple products which can be found in every house and school to experience "high" mood.
Inhalant abuse can be fatal!
It can be fatal in the most unexpected moment and can occur with people who inhale for the first time. Young teens across the nation die because of sniffing substances annually. Many of them experience serious consequences, such as brain injury, poor muscle control, blood, liver, heart, and bone marrow destruction. Nowadays the amount of abused products has reached 1,000. According to 1996 year reports of National Institute on Drug Abuse, one in five US teens have tried inhalants in order to reach high. A lot of teenagers claim they try sniffing for the first time while studying in school. They try inhaling because they're sure that these products can't do them any harm, because their friends offer them this job and just because of low self-confidence. If getting addicted it hard for young people to cope with the disease and give up.
What effects does inhalant abuse possess?
Sniffing can be the reason of diseases and can cause death. E.g., addicts can suffer from nausea, memory loss and some decline in vision. Users may lose body control, as well as legs and arms controlling. Such influence can be experienced 15-45 minutes after inhaling. Besides, inhalant abuse can serious injure main body parts as heart, brain, kidneys and liver. The situation can be even more serious ? the user may die suddenly. Lethal outcome from sniffing can come during or after inhaling. User's heart begin working to hardly, beating is quickened but it's uneven and as a result he gets cardiac arrest. Fatality after inhalant abuse is also known among first-time users.
What products do abusers use?
If a person abuses inhalants, the following symptoms can be seen:
Common products, useful for household affairs can occur a dangerous subject in inhalants addict hands. The products, mentioned below, are most commonly abused: marking pens, glues/adhesives, nail polish remover, paint thinner, butane lighter fluid, spray paint, gasoline, typewriter correction fluid, propane gas, household cleaners, deodorants, cooking sprays, whipping cream aerosols, fabric protectors, and air conditioning coolants. How to detect an inhalant abuse in a teenager?
- Uncommon breath smell or chemical smell of clothes.
- Disoriented or sick speech
- Dizzy, dazed or drunk appearance.
- Some paint or other chemical on fingers or face, which shouldn't be there naturally.
- Runny or red nose or eyes.
- Sores and spots surrounding the mouth.
- Loss of appetite and nausea.
- Long-term inhalant addicts may show such signs as irritability, excitability, or restlessness.
What are other evident symptoms of inhalant abuser?
Inhalant addict can also possess such symptoms:
- Placing a marker or a pen near nose.
- Commonly smelling coat's sleeves.
- Having abused substance's marks on fingers, face or clothes.
- Trying to hide clothes, rags or empty volumes from abused substances in clothes.
Who is typically using inhalants in America?
The range of inhalant abusers can't be determined clearly. Addicts include both sexes and people of all socioeconomic conditions all over the US. It's not uncommon to notice middle-school aged young people and elementary school students abusing inhalants.
What actions are to be done in order to prevent inhalant usage?
The most effective way to prevent such experience is to speak with children and teens about the danger of such experiments with inhalants. Besides, speak with children's coaches, teaches and guidance counselors. By paying attention to the problem and speaking about serious sad results of inhalant usage, it's possible to prevent a blow.
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