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Inhalants are substances that are sniffed to give the user an immediate 'high'.
These substances are easily absorbed through the lungs and carried to the brain, where they act to slow down the central nervous system, this means they are depressants.
The main categories of inhalants are:
Use the following websites to find information about specific drugs, including their long and short term effects, how they are used, legal status and information on mixing drugs.
Journal articles are a good source of explanations and discussions of drug and alcohol issues. There are several eresources with links to journal articles available in the State Library.