Household products are misused today as inhalants. The household produces are used by inhaling or sniffing by kids to get a high. The inhalants could be cooking spray, correction fluid, freon, hairspray, airplane glue, nail polish remover, cleaning fluids, spray paint and gasoline. Some inhalants are actually sniffed right from the container. These products are bagged (which means that fumes are inhaled from a plastic bag) they can also be huffed(inhalant is soaked in a rag,roll of toilet tissue in the mouth, and socks) .
The long term effects of inhalants could have mild withdrawal syndrome from long term inhalant use. Other long term symptoms are depression, lack of coordination, weight loss, muscle weakness, disorientation, and attentiveness. Sometime after heavy use of inhalants the abuser could feel drowsy for several hours and they could have headaches. The high only last for a few minutes so the abuser tries to continue their high and this could cause loss of consciousness and could even cause death. The short term is when you inhale the users intoxication is very similar to alcohol intoxication. Some alcohol like symptoms not able to coordinate movements and slurred speech. Some other short term effects are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion and delirium. Most of the time parents are in the dark about the popularity and dangers of the inhalant use. The use of the inhalant is as popular as marijuana with the young kids. If someone you know is huffing try to stay calm and seek help for them. If the huffer get agitated they could become very violent , heart dysfunction, hallucinations and sudden sniffing death syndrome.
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