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					By Christopher Steele
         SOLVENT ABUSE


   When people think of solvent abuse, the
    first thoughts are usually about glue sniffing,
    however abusers do not just sniff glue.
    Solvents include all substances that contain
    butane or propane gas, trichloroethylene
    and tetrachloroethylene. This means that
    gas refills and lighters, some aerosols, some
    air fresheners, some paint, thinners and
    correcting fluid, all of which contain butane
    or propane, can all be sniffed. Even some
    aerosols containing whipping cream can be
    abused.
      WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
   Risks include fatal heart problems,
    nausea, vomiting, severe
    headaches and blackouts. The
    most obvious visual signs are the
    spots or rash, which the user
    develops around the mouth and
    nose. The long-term effects of
    solvent abuse might include brain
    damage, and kidney or liver
    failure.
    WHAT IS SOLVENT ABUSE?
   Solvent Abuse is when kids try to get
    high by sniffing things like paint
    thinner, gasoline, copier fluid or
    other chemical in spray cans.
   We have completed a significant
    online resource which we called the
    'Solvent Abuse Module' which is
    available by clicking the link below.
       HOW DO PEOPLE DIE?
   Sniffing solvents may cause intoxication
    similar to the effects of alcohol. So a
    sniffer may become drowsy, confused,
    aggressive, may take more risks than
    they would when sober, and so on.
    Accidents are, therefore, quite common
    and sometimes fatal.
ARE SOLVENTS ADDICTIVE?
   Solvents If you stop using solvents, your
    body won't suffer withdrawal symptoms
    because they're not physically addictive.
    Solvents can, however, be psychologically
    addictive. Heavy or long-term users feel
    they can't face life unless they're cloaked
    in a solvent haze. Solvent abuse becomes
    their only escape from what they see as a
    dull or hopeless life.

				
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