Inhalants

Get the facts…

  • Affect your brain with much greater speed and force than many other substances
  • Can cause irreversible physical and mental damage before you realize it
  • Starve the body of oxygen
  • Force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly
  • Can kill you instantly by suffocation, choking on own vomit, or heart attack

Before you risk it…

  • Inhalants can kill a person on the first use
  • Chronic inhalant abusers may permanently lose the ability to perform everyday functions like walking, talking, and thinking

Signs of inhalant use…

  • Slurred speech
  • Drunk, dizzy, or dazed appearance
  • Unusual breath odor
  • Chemical smell on clothing
  • Paint stains o n body or face
  • Red eyes
  • Runny nose