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Inhalant Abuse

Frequently Asked Questions About Inhalants

Learn about inhalant abuse, products used as inhalants, common signs and characteristics of an inhalant user, damage and long-term health effects, and more.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Inhalant Abuse

This brochure gives parents a general overview of inhalant abuse among young people, including which household products are commonly abused, the health effects of inhalant abuse, how to recognize symptoms of inhalant abuse, and what to do to prevent this deadly habit.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Drug Guide for Parents- (PDF)

Learn about 13 categories of drugs, why they are dangerous, how kids and teens use and abuse them, and physical signs of use that kids typically exhibit.

Review Date: April 03, 2012

The Partnership at Drugfree.org

InfoFacts: Inhalants

Glues, nail polish remover, spray paints, cleaning fluids and other common household products can be extremely dangerous when they are used as inhalants. Learn about the dangers of household products that contain volatile solvents or aerosols.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Publications

Find publications offering information on substance abuse and mental health issues, treatment, prevention, and recovery. Ordering information provided.

Review Date: February 21, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips For Teens About Inhalants- (PDF)

Inhalants, sniffed for a "high," include many chemicals found in consumer products. Even one-time use has resulted in death. This article reviews possible side effects of using inhalants.

Review Date: February 03, 2011

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services