Inhalants

Inhalants are chemicals that are usually meant for cleaning. They are inhaled into the lungs to get high. The high is quick and only lasts for about 2-20 minutes.

With all substances, there are side effects that could include feelings of clumsiness, light-headed, or irritability. Long term and maybe permanent effects can be memory loss, personality changes, loss of hearing or smell and nerve or brain damage. It is possible to die the first time someone takes inhalants, if the heart stops.

(The above section comes from our friends at Teen Talk, http://teentalk.ca/issues/substance-use/substance-use-information).