In Maryland, inhalant
use is second to marijuana for 8th, 10th, and 12th grade, and for 6th graders inhalants
are the drug of choice, with use rates over twice the rate of marijuana and other substances.
cause toxic chemical vapors to race through the body.
are poisons, pollutants, toxins and fire hazards, and were never meant to be inhaled.
Two widely discussed hypotheses involve infection with cytomegalovirus and the use of nitrate inhalants
Tom Hedrick, director of The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, said inhalants
and medicine abuse are the two biggest problems that the nonprofit is seeing and are also the least understood, with parents being even less aware of it.
Substances that are abused as inhalants
include computer cleaner, nail polish remover, glue, and a host of other products that may seem harmless because their intoxicating effects are so totally unconnected to their intended uses.
New additions include Ted Gottfried's Marijuana (0761418067) and Alcohol (07614180509), Suzanne LeVert's Steroids (0761418083) and Ecstasy (0761418075), and Francha Roffe Menhard's Inhalants
The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse, suggests that adolescents who abuse inhalants
likely represent a subgroup of troubled youths who would receive the most benefit from early intervention strategies.
1 issue of the journal Synapse indicates that vigabatrin (also known as gamma vinyl-GABA or GVG) may block the addictive effects of toluene, a substance found in many household products that are used as inhalants
According to a 1998 study published bv the National Institute of Drug Abuse, not only had one in five teenagers in the United States used inhalants
to get high, but their use in the late 1990s was almost as prevalent as marijuana use among eighth graders in this country.
The standard LST approach also influenced the use of inhalants
The report, Teenage Alcohol, Smoking and Drug Use in the Mid-Western region, revealed the number of teens who used inhalants
increased by almost eight per cent to 21.