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Pictures of Inhalants and Huffing

Find Out What Your Teen Might Be Using to Get High

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Updated August 02, 2009

There are over 1000 substances that are thought to be used to get high by huffing, but these pictures of inhalants can give you an idea of what to look for. Inhaling or huffing various substances is a common and easy way for teens to get high. A recent study by the CDC said that more than 12% of high school students admitted to huffing at least once in their life time.

Huffing or inhaling certain substances can cause a quick high by working on the central nervous system - the brain and spinal cord. The dangers of huffing are many, including kidney problems, memory loss, liver damage, lung damage, problems with attention, weight loss, muscle weakness, lack of coordination, irritability, depression and even sudden death from heart failure or asphyxiation.

Source for Gallery Information:

Inhalants. U.S. Drug Inforcement Administration. July 25, 2009. http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/inhalants.html

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