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The Dangers of Huffing Paint: Effects on the Brain and Body
Jul 31, 2018

Many parents are appropriately concerned about illicit drug use in their children; however, they may be overlooking potential dangers as a result of the abuse of common household products. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) define inhalants as substances that are used to achieve […]

Inhalant Abuse: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Inhalants
Mar 22, 2017

Including aerosol sprays, solvents, gases, nitrites, and more, inhalants can generate a host of short- and long-term effects.3 Additionally, long-term misuse of some inhalants can lead to a host of issues such as liver injury, hearing loss, asphyxia-related brain damage, and bone marrow disease.2 Plus, in some instances, first-time use of inhalants can be fatal.4 […]

Signs & Symptoms of Huffing Inhalants
Mar 17, 2017

Huffing Inhalants Huffing is a generalized term that is often applied to various types of inhalant abuse. However, it also represents just one of the many ways NIDA describes in which inhalants are used to produce a high, including: Huffing: putting the substance in a cloth and pressing to the mouth Bagging: pouring the contents […]

Inhalant Addiction: Signs, Effects, and Treatment
May 4, 2016

While these products do little harm when used for their intended purposes, they can have dangerous effects when inhaled. In fact, long-term use of certain inhalants can lead to asphyxia-related brain damage, progressive liver injury, hearing loss, bone marrow disease, and more.3 What’s more, inhalants can be fatal anytime they’re used—including the first time.4 Read […]

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