Inhalant Abuse

About the Course:

Through scientific research, we have learned much about the nature and extent of inhalant abuse, its pharmacology, and its consequences. This research has brought the picture of inhalant abuse in our Nation into focus and pointed to the dangers and the warning signs for parents, educators, and clinicians.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Publication Date:

Revised 2005


Nora D. Volkow, M.D.

About the Author:

Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about inhalant abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the patterns of inhalant abuse.

  2. Explain how inhalants are used and how they produce their effects.

  3. Identify the short and long-term effects of inhalant abuse.

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