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Inhalants can refer to the use of chemical substances, such as aerosols, gasses, and cleaning agents to get high. While inhalants are not as widely researched and discussed as other drugs, they are indicated as a serious problem related to teenage, drug-related deaths. Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome, which accounts for over 50% of inhalant related deaths, can affect the user even upon the first attempt to inhale. In fact, according to drug statistics on In the Know Zone , 22% of people who died from inhalant related SSDS were first time users. Suffocation and vomit in the lungs are two other contributors to death by inhalant use. Inhalants are a popular way to "get high" among teenagers, aged 13-17.
OMG!!! I cannot belive these statistics! It really scares me to think of people abusing drugs...even though I know that a lot of people do it.
My friend has a sister who is 19. My friend's mom found a guitar case FULL of empty cough medicine bottles! Turns out that the 19 yr old sister was abusing drugs and she was wacked out! She even ran around the street naked!
My other friends live in Canada. They have a girl in their class who abuses drugs. She goes everywhere and makes disturbing (in a creepy "someone is always watching you" way) notes. I even found one in a bathroom stall! Turns out, they were in ALL of the bathroom stalls in that bathrooom in the movie theatre!
Well this is pretty much true.. It's so sad that so many teenagers do this just to get high...!
i think this little paragraph sort of helped me on my project
inhalants are weird.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|