Drug Counselor Video Transcription:
“When we think about inhalant abuse, we’re really looking at some of the more common household products contained in solvents and aerosols. Things like bathroom deodorizer, nail polish, gasoline that people use on their lawnmowers in the garage. Some people have reported to us using the canisters of whipping cream. These are extremely dangerous products but easily accessible.
Some common signs and symptoms of people who are abusing inhalants are extreme lethargy – they are really, really, really tired – dizziness. I think you want to be aware of the smells on the young people’s clothes, maybe discarded canisters; for example, in or the amount or supply of Dust-Off, the duster that’s used on computer keyboards; White-Out containers, nail polish, or these sorts of things.
It’s unfortunate but right now, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 14.9% of all eight graders across the country have attempted to use inhalants. For obvious reasons, the use of inhalants delivers a quick high immediately. So again, we want to be aware of common household products.”