Inhalants (Drugs: the Straight Facts)

Inhalants (Drugs: the Straight Facts)

Ingrid A. Lobo

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0791076369

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Examines the history, health effects, social issues, and legal status of inhalants.

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more) of the following, occurring at any time in the same 12-month period. (1) Tolerance, as defined by either of the following: (a) a need for markedly increased amounts of the substance to achieve intoxication or desired effects (b) markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of the substance (2) Withdrawal, as manifested by either of the following: (a) the characteristic withdrawal syndrome for the substance (b) the same (or closely related) substance is taken to

not know that their child is abusing inhalants. Treatment and Prevention 91 be more intensive to be effective. NIDA has also noted that prevention programs are cost-effective when they work well. For each dollar spent on drug-use prevention, the community can save four to five dollars in drug-abuse treatment and counseling. CONCLUSIONS The accessibility of inhalants as a cheap and easy way to get high will not change. The chemicals in inhalants are useful and necessary in industries and in

after using chloroform: After the choking and stifling had passed away, I seemed at first in a state of utter blankness; then came flashes of intense light, alternating with blackness, and with a keen vision of what was going on in the room around me, but no sensation of touch. I thought that I was near death; when, suddenly, my soul became aware of God, who was manifestly dealing with me, handling me, so to speak, in an intense personal present reality. I felt him streaming in like light upon

In: E. I. Eger II, M.D., ed. Nitrous Oxide/N2O. New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Company, 1985, pp. 1–22. Gerasimov, M.R., R.A. Ferrieri, W.K. Schiffer, J. Logan, S.J. Gatley, A.N. Gifford, D.A. Alexoff, D.A. Marsteller, C. Shea, V. Garza, P. Carter, P. King, C.R. Ashby, Jr., S. Vitkun, and S.L. Dewey. “Study of Brain Uptake and Biodistribution of [11C]Toluene in Non-Human Primates and Mice.” Life Sciences 70(2002): 2811–2828. Gerasimov, M.R., W.K. Schiffer, D. Marstellar, R. Ferrieri,

Hydrocarbons Toluene (Figure 3.2a) is the principle intoxicant in many inhaled products and is one of the most frequently abused chemicals. Its chemical formula is C H , and it is a colorless, 7 8 flammable liquid with a sweet, pungent odor. It occurs naturally in the tolu tree, in crude oil fuels, and from the distillation of coal tar. Toluene is used to boost the amount of octane in Properties of Inhalants 31 Figure 3.2 Toluene (a), an aromatic hydrocarbon, is in many inhaled products.

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