Inhalants look like any other household substance but can cause mind-altering (or “psychoactive”) effects. Some examples of inhalants include nail polish, glue, spray paint, markers, air dusters and cleaning supplies.
The majority of inhalant users are children and young teens, possibly because older kids have easier access to street drugs and alcohol. The 2015 Monitoring the Future study found that about 9.4% of 8th graders have abused inhalants, as opposed to 7.2% of 10th graders and 5.7% of 12th graders.
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