The Effects Of Drug Abuse On Children

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), inhalants are not classified on the drug schedule due to the difficulty of regulating the numerous products that can be inhaled or ingested (National Institute on Drug Abuse, date accessed 9/8/16). Most of the drugs that are being inhaled are aerosols, solvents, and gases that are found in many household products (National Institute on Drug Abuse, date accessed 9/8/16). There is a classification system used when talking about inhalants, the classification system is as follows: volatile solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrates. Some common drugs that are inhaled are: spray paint, markers, glue, cleaning fluids, paint thinners, gasoline, vegetable oil spray, aerosol computer
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The current use in the United States is very prevalent in adolescent teens, researchers Brandon Nakawaki and William Crano, inhalants are predominately a “kid drug” (Nakawaki & Crano, 2015). The scope of the problem was researched by Nakawaki and Crano (2015), adolescents reported the most usage of inhalant drugs than any other age group or demographic (Nakawaki & Crano, 2015). Inhalant use is a very popular drug for teens in today’s society.
Section C: The National Institute on Drug Abuse list four main types of inhalants: volatile solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrates (National Institute on Drug Abuse, date accessed 9/8/16). Volatile solvents are liquids that vaporize at room temperature (e.g. paint thinners, markers, and glue). Aerosols are sprays that contain propellants (e.g. deodorant sprays, vegetable oil sprays, aerosol computer cleaner, spray paint). Gases can be found in household or commercial products (e.g. butane lighters, whipped cream aerosols, and refrigerant gases). Nitrates are sexual enhancers (e.g. cyclohexyl, butyl, room odorizer and leather cleaner). Most of the drugs listed are administered by the process of inhalation which can be indicated by the name inhalants. Sniffing and huffing are the two most common forms of administration but bagging is also popular. Sniffing is when you sniff the chemical from an open container, huffing

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