Inhalants or Solvents
The terms inhalants and solvents are complementary to each other. The term inhalant is defined as any substance which is inhaled for its psycho-active effects. Inhalants are mostly volatile as the liquids converts to gas with immediate exposal to air when exposed to air. The statistics show the increased death rate due to inhalant in US. So the rehabilitation centers have increased their number and strategy of prevention programs.
Some deadly consequences of inhalants/solvents are:
- causes hearing loss
- respiratory depression and hypoxia
- damages brain, lever, nerve and some part of body
- cardiac failure
- limb spasms
- damage to the central nervous system
- heart attack and rapture in blood vessel
- emotional disturbances
- nausea and vomiting
- slurred speech and
- loss of motor coordination.
Females who inhale, possess the danger while pregnancy. Solvents and propellants used as inhalants are found in a range of inexpensive, legally-available household, office, industrial, and automotive products. A number of household and office products contain solvents that are used as inhalants, such as toluene and acetone. These products include correction fluids such as Liquid Paper, nail polish removers (acetone), and permanent markers (xylene). To stop the fast and furious effect of inhalant use the rehabs in US are becoming much conscious and trying to wave the message of awareness about the solvent/inhalants. The programs organized in the centers are really fruitful and trustworthy. They frame the mind of the addicted according to the need of the client and shows proper direction in life.