inhalant abuse


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inhalant abuse

The deliberate inhalation of dusts, gases, gasolines, paints, solvents or other chemicals in order to alter perception or consciousness. Many inhalants used for this purpose may damage the upper or lower respiratory tracts or cause brief or long-lasting injuries to the central nervous system.
See also: abuse
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There were no significant differences observed among levels of inhalant abuse within the five most common services.
A new Vermont training website for adults on inhalant abuse is a valuable resource.
There is a strong likelihood that they are highly addictive substances and that some of the same strategies that work for other addictions may effectively combat inhalant abuse as well.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in order for IIIA to become a national clearinghouse - known as a RADAR site - for information on inhalant abuse.
Craig Loftin, a UNICEF official in Managua, Nicaragua, inhalant abuse has burgeoned during the past three years in Nicaragua.
ACE's inhalant abuse prevention kit as well as other materials can be downloaded online.
Matthew Howard was supported by grants DA021405 (Natural History, Comorbid Mental Disorders, and Consequences of Inhalant Abuse, M.
Possible effects of inhalant abuse include "sudden sniffing death," and longterm abuse can result in memory loss, hearing loss, limb spasms, brain damage, bone marrow damage, and problems of the liver and kidneys.
3% prevalence of inhalant abuse among females in that age group, and 8.
We know that inhalant abuse can start early, with research suggesting that even preadolescent children seek out inhalants because they are easy to obtain.
One of ACE's missions is to update the public on the warning signs and dangers of inhalant abuse.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks to broaden the understanding of all aspects of inhalant abuse (i.