Abuse of inhalants: a review

STEPHEN H. DINWIDDIE*

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Abstract

Inhalants, a chemically heterogeneous group of psychoactive substances found in adhesives, lighter fluids, spray paints, cleaning fluids and typewriter correction fluid, may be used by up to 10% of young people. This article reviews the health effects, epidemiology, risk of other substance use and addiction and psychiatric co‐morbidity associated with the practice of inhalant use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-939
Number of pages15
JournalAddiction
Volume89
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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