By Ryan . Kmiec. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J618fx8Y2u0. . What are Inhalants?. Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that users intentionally inhale because of the chemicals' mind-altering effects. The substances inhaled are often common household products that contain volatile solvents, a.... ID: 318009
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By Ryan KmiecSlide2
What are Inhalants?
Inhalants are breathable chemical vapors that users intentionally inhale because of the chemicals' mind-altering effects. The substances inhaled are often common household products that contain volatile solvents, aerosols, or gases.
Drug Scheduling- 1 or 2???Slide4
Inhalants were dated back to being used by Ancient Greeks. The trend really started to pick up when Nitrous Oxide was introduced in the early 1800’s. Ether and chloroform also became popular at that time. In the 1940s, recreational use of solvents, primarily gasoline, became popular. In the 1950’s the abuse of inhalants in the United States increased. By the 1960s, the practice of solvent sniffing had started including paint thinners, spray paint and shoe polish. Currently inhalants are a big problem amongst middle and high school studentsSlide5
Solvents and aerosols: None
Amyl nitrite: Treatment for angina pectoris
Nitrous oxide: Dental anestheticSlide6
Slang Terms : Nitrous Oxide – Laughing Gas, Whippets, Hippie Crack, Buzz Bomb
Amyl Nitrate – Poppers, Boppers, Ames,
Isobutyl Nitrate – Poppers, Quicksilver, Rush, Snappers, Thrust, Locker Room, Aroma of Men, Bullet, Bolt, Climax, Hardware
Using inhalants – Bagging,
, Huffing, Snorting
Inhalant User – Airhead, Bagger,
Cracker – Tool used to open a canister of nitrous oxideSlide7
Toluene-spray paints, rubber cement, gasoline
hlorinated hydrocarbons- dry-cleaning chemicals, correction fluids
Hexane- glues, gasoline
Methylene chloride- varnish removers, paint thinners
Butane- cigarette lighter refills, air fresheners
Nitrous oxide- whipped cream dispensers, gas cylindersSlide8
Loss of coordination
Nausea or vomiting
Short-term- weakness, hearing loss, fatigue and headaches.
Long-term- reduced kidney function, loss of vision, deafness and liver dysfunction.Slide9
Users usually experience a "head rush“ which is a short-lived high that involves a distortion of reality and a loss of inhibition.
During the peak users are often compelled to sit in a stupor and giggle –"laughing gas."
Kill brain cells
Both short-term and long-term inhalant use has been shown to cause brain damage and hindering transmission of informationSlide10Slide11
iquids that vaporize at room temperature
Industrial or household products, including paint thinners or removers, degreasers, dry-cleaning fluids, gasoline, and lighter fluid
Art or office supply solvents, including correction fluids, felt-tip marker fluid, electronic contact cleaners, and glueSlide12
prays that contain propellants and solvents
Household aerosol propellants in items such as spray paints, hair or deodorant sprays, fabric protector sprays, aerosol computer cleaning products, and vegetable oil spraysSlide13
Found in household or commercial products and used as medical anesthetics
Household or commercial products, including butane lighters and propane tanks, whipped cream aerosols or dispensers (whippets), and refrigerant gases
Medical anesthetics, such as ether, chloroform, halothane, and nitrous oxide “laughing gas”Slide14
Organic nitrites are volatiles that include
, butyl, and amyl nitrites, commonly known as “poppers.” Amyl nitrite is still used in certain diagnostic medical procedures. When marketed for illicit use, organic nitrites are often sold in small brown bottles labeled as “video head cleaner,” “room
,” “leather cleaner,” or “liquid aroma.”Slide15
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