About Inhalants
Inhalants are substances whose chemical vapors can be inhaled to produce psychoactive (mind-altering) effects. A variety of common products contain substances that can be inhaled to get high such as spray paints, glues, and cleaning fluids. These products are not classified as or thought of as drugs because they were never intended to induce intoxicating effects.
Use
Breathed in through the nose or mouth in different ways — known as huffing.
Street names
Air blast, huffing, bagging, moon blast
Risks
Slurred speech, poor coordination, dizziness, light headedness, hallucination and delusions, loss of control and of inhibitions, lingering headache.
Warning
The brain and central nervous system can be severely affected by long term use, affecting actions such as walking and talking. Sudden Sniffing Death syndrome can result from one session of inhalant use by an otherwise healthy individual.