There are many people all over the world that have never known anyone that has tried inhalants. Whippets (nitrous oxide), craft glue and spray paint are all types of inhalants. Here are several facts about inhalant drugs.
In the 1970s and 80s this was a very popular drug amongst people in their early twenties. Now it is more popular with the teenage population. This is because the cost to get high is very cheap. Keep in mind that cheaper drugs usually means that people use them to excess. This is why inhalant drugs are so addictive for some people. It has been reported that nearly 20% of high school kids have tried inhalants at some point.
It is very easy to die from inhalants. In fact, many people that have used them have vomited as a result and a lot of them have died by choking on it. The fact that many people inhale in closed places or out of closed bags greatly increases the chances of death. In some cases people experience Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome, which is when the heart stops beating spontaneously.
Even if you are not one of the people that is unlucky enough to succumb as a result of their inhalant addiction, there is a chance that you will have long-term negative effects to your health. Kidney failure, liver damage and severe headaches are all associated with the use of this type of drug.
Usually when people think of drug addiction they imagine much harder drugs. Just because this drug comes in a gasoline can, a whipped cream can or inside spray paint it doesn’t make it any less dangerous. There are many people out there right now dealing with severe health issues due to their unwise decision to try this.