Signs to Recognize Inhalant Abuse

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Parents, educators, family physicians and other health care practitioners should be aware to the following symptoms of a serious inhalant abuse problem:

  • Hidden empty spray paint or solvent containers and chemical-soaked rags or clothing    Inattentiveness, lack of coordination, irritability and depression
  • Slurred speech
  • Drunk or disoriented appearance
  • Chemical odors in breath or clothing
  • Nausea or loss of appetite
  • Paint or other stains on face, hands or clothes

To get help finding treatment for someone abusing inhalants, call your nearest health provider and health authorities for information.

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