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Name: Inhalants, Solvents

Street Names: Huffing, Sniffing

Appearance: Inhalants are commonly found household substances such as glue, paint thinner, aerosol spray cans, gas, cleaning fluids and petrol

Taken: Breathed in or sniffed by the user

Addictive:

Physical Effects: Dizziness, shortness of breath, nose bleeds, nausea, flu-like symptoms, sores around the mouth and nose, tremors, weight loss

Psychological Effects: Changes in mood, disorientation, memory problems, anxious, agitated

Dangers of Use: Long term effects can include damage to brain, nervous system, liver, kidneys and lungs. An overdose can cause heart attack, seizure or suffocation leading to coma or death.

For support and advice about substance abuse, call BOSASNet on 72659891 or 395 9119. You can find us at www.bosasnet.com or on Facebook

 


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