Inhalant Addiction

Inhalants are dangerous, flammable substances that vaporize at room temperature. Most produce temporary mind-altering effects that can be similar to alcohol’s effects. They're made up of a selection of chemicals and anesthetics, They're are often referred to as whippets, laughing gas, huff or hippie crack. The most commonly found inhalants come from household products such as cleaning products or gasoline.

Anesthetics are gases used to medically reduce our reaction to pain. Commonly known anesthetics are nitrous oxide and chloroform. Nitrous oxide is widely known as “laughing gas” and is used by dentists. You can also find this gas in used in cans of whipped cream. Classes of Inhalants


Paint thinners

Dry-cleaning fluids

Gasoline Electronic contact cleaners


Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Lighter fluid

Correction fluids

Felt-tip marker fluid


Spray paint

Hair spray

Deodorant spray

Aerosol computer cleaning products

Vegetable oil sprays


Butane lighters

Propane tanks

Whipped cream dispenses (commonly referred to as whippets)



Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”)



Video head cleaner

Room odorizer

Leather cleaner

Liquid aroma

Inhalant Abuse

Inhalants are widely used and abused by people and one form of inhaling is referred too as “huffing.” Huffing is soaking a rag with a liquid inhalant, holding the rag up to the person's mouth and or nose, and then inhaling the vapors. Others will inhale substance's directly from the container through their mouth or nose.

Just like other common drugs, inhalants can cause a temporary hallucinatory state. Below are a list of side effects.


Euphoria Loss of coordination

Blacking out

Slurred or distorted speech


Loss of self-control



Limited reflexes