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Drug Information

This section of our website contains health and safety information pertaining to some of the more commonly used recreational drugs. The first page in each drug section presents simple, basic facts explaining what the drug is, its effects, the main risks of using it, and the most important health and safety information for reducing the risks and harms associated with it.


          Cannabis               Cocaine                 Ecstasy                 Meth

          Ketamine               Steriods                GHB                     Mushrooms

          
Nitrous Oxide        LSD                      2C-B                     Herion

          
Oxycontin             Alcohol                 Tobacco               Inhalants

  

INHALANTS

USING INHALANTS EVEN ONE TIME CAN PUT YOU AT RISK FOR:

  

  • sudden death
  • suffocation
  • visual hallucinations and severe mood swings
  • numbness and tingling of the hands and feet


PROLONGED USE CAN RESULT IN:

  

  • headache, muscle weakness, abdominal pain
  • decrease or loss of sense of smell
  • nausea and nosebleeds
  • hepatitis
  • violent behavior
  • irregular heartbeat
  • liver, lung, and kidney impairment
  • brain damage
  • nervous system damage
  • dangerous chemical imbalances in the body
  • involuntary passing of urine and feces


HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY DIE FROM USING INHALANTS?

  

  • According to medical experts, death can occur in at least five ways:
  • asphyxia — solvent gases ran significantly limit available oxygen in the air, causing breathing to stop;
  • suffocation — typically seen with inhalant users who use bags;
  • choking on vomits;
  • careless and dangerous behaviors in potentially dangerous settings; and
  • sudden sniffing death syndrome, presumably from cardiac arrest.


ARE INHALANTS ADDICTIVE?


When inhalant use continues over a period of time, a user will probably develop a tolerance to inhalants. This means that the user will need more frequent use and greater amounts of a substance to achieve the effect desired. This, in turn, leaves a user at much greater risk of suffering from possible negative effects of the drug, such as liver, lung, and kidney impairment, brain damage, nervous system damage, and even death.


Physical dependence can also result, and when a user tries to give up the inhalant habit, withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations, headaches, chills, delirium tremors, and stomach cramps may occur.