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Inhalants are volatile substances that produce chemical vapors that can be inhaled to induce a psychoactive, or mind-altering, effect. Inhalants include a broad range of chemicals found in hundreds of different products that may have different pharmacological effects. More



Common street terms for inhalants/using inhalants include:

  • Air blast
  • Huffing
  • Moon gas


Related Resources

  • National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC)
    NIPC is a public-private effort to promote awareness and recognition of the under publicized problem of inhalant use.
  • Inhalant Abuse
    This site provides parents with information on the dangers of inhalant abuse, tips for talking to kids, and other resources.
  • Inhalant Abuse Resources
    This site provides a listing of inhalant-related resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

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