Imagine A World Without Inhalant Addiction
We Can Turn This Hope Into A Cure
Inhalant Addiction Fast Facts
Inhalants are a general classification of intoxicating substances that are consumed by inhaling the vapors given off by chemical substances. Glue, shoe polish, spray paints, gasoline, and lighter fluid are just a few of the substances often abused in this way.
Approximately 22 million Americans under the age of 12 have used inhalants at some point in their lifetimes. An estimated 750,000 Americans try inhalants for the first time each year.
The majority of inhalant users–about 58%–report using the substances for the first time by the time they were in the 9th grade. The rate of inhalant use is higher among white and Hispanic young people than it is among black students.
Studies have shown high rates of inhalant use among young people in probation programs, in treatment programs for psychosocial problems, and in programs for substance abuse or behavioral problems.
Make a Difference
You can support scientists who are finding treatments and cures for Inhalant Addiction. Your generosity funds lifesaving research and education.
Long-term inhalant use can have severe, permanent, and sometimes fatal impacts on the user’s body.
Inhalant Addiction Caregiver Tips
Inhalant abuse is a problem that disproportionately affects young people, so the responsibility of caring for users typically falls to their parents and guardians. Inhalant use is insidious and notoriously difficult to prevent, too, making it difficult for parents to keep their children safe.
To reduce your child’s risk of being harmed by inhalant use, keep these tips in mind:
Educate your children. Children often think that because inhalants are legal, common household products, they are not especially dangerous.