Inhalant abuse, also known as ‘huffing’, is very common among young people right now and very dangerous. At La Hacienda we see most of this abuse among our collegiate patients, but not to the degree we did when we had an adolescent program. Unfortunately, it is the most accessible type of drug there is. Common household products such as nail polish remover, hair spray, cleaning fluids, and whipped cream can be sniffed and inhaled in various ways. The common slang words used to reference these products are laughing gas, poppers, snappers and whippets.
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