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Inhalants from MedlinePlus

Inhalants from MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/inhalants.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • How can inhalant abuse be recognized?
  • What are nitrites used for?
  • Can computer dusters get you high?


Dangerous drugs can lurk in your kitchen cabinet. Inhalants include household products such as glues, hair sprays, paints and lighter fluid. This MedlinePlus provides a brief overview of inhalants, then provides links to a number of resources, including:

  • Inhalant Abuse From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
  • 12 Year Olds More Likely to Use Inhalants Than Cigarettes or Marijuana (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • What You Need to Know about Drugs: Inhalants (Nemours Foundation)

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