Inhalants are a diverse group of substances whos chemical vapors come off and cause mind altering psychoactive effects. Many of the inhalants used today are simple products from around the house such as glue, spray paint, cleaners etc. These are especially dangerous to anybody especially young children because you can die after one "sniff" of an inhalant(Johnston, 2006).

Types Of Inhalants (Volkow, 2006)
1) Volatile Solvents - Liquids that vaporize at room temperature. (Paint Thinners, Gasoline)
2) Aerosals - Sprays that contain propellants and solvents. (Spray Paint, Spray Glue)
3) Gases - Found in households and used as common anesthetics. (Propane Tanks, Laughing Gas)
4) Nitrites - Special class of inhalants that are used as sexual enhancers. (Liquid Aroma)
The top brain is of a regular person, while the bottom brain is one damaged by inhalants.
The top brain is of a regular person, while the bottom brain is one damaged by inhalants.

Inhalants affect the brain by cutting off the amount of oxygen that our body needs. All of the cells in the body need oxygen,
but brain cells are especially sensitive to this cut off. Inhalants can kill brain cells and even kill you (Publishers Group, 2008)






References
1) Johnston, LD. NIDA/Inhalants. http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/Inhalants.html
2) Volkow, Nora. DEA-Inhalants. http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/concern/inhalants.html
3) Publishers Group. Inhalants. http://www.streetdrugs.org/inhalants.htm