Blog Report

Monday, September 18, 2017

Car fire caused by compressed air leaves one injured and one dead

Via: The Tribune

Greeley, CO: A woman was pronounced dead and a man was hospitalized after being rescued from a car fire. After huffing canisters of compressed air, the two tried to light a cigarette and the car set on fire.The incident remains under investigation, however the fire is believed to have been caused by the compressed air in the dusters found on the car floorboards.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Teenager Arrested After Huffing and Crashing Car

Via: Midland Daily News 

Midland County, Michigan- A 17 year-old boy was arrested for drugged driving after crashing his car into several parked vehicles. He had passed out behind the wheel after huffing an unspecified chemical.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Man arrested after huffing outside Walmart

Via The Island Packet

Bluffton, SC: A man was arrested after being found on a bench outside of the Bluffton Walmart, surrounded by a dozen cans of Dust Off. He denied treatment from EMS, but admitted to purchasing all of the products around midnight and inhaling them over the course of the next seven and a half hours. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Evidence of huffing from 2013 fatal crash used on trial

Via The Chippewa Herald

Chippewa County, WI: The driver of a 2013 fatal car crash is being held on trial for homicide by vehicle-use control substances. Duster cans were found on the passenger floorboard at the time of the crash. His attorney argues that the blood test, taken while the young man was in a medically-induced coma, is a violation of his rights. Further trial dates have been set. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Wagga’s Historic Rail Gatehouse trashed by huffing teenager


Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, AustraliaWagga’s Gatehouse is deteriorated rapidly after a string of school children set fire to the building after using it as a location to huff aerosol deodorant. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Man huffs 50 to 75 cans of whipped cream per day

Via Kiro 7

Ashford, WA: A 51-year-old man was arrested after his roommate reported that he was being aggressive and refusing to leave their home. He suffers from inhalant abuse, and spends close to $1,000 each month on whipped cream, huffing 50 to 75 cans per day. After his arrest, two knives were found in his possession and he admitted to an inhalant addiction. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use" A Key Takeaways

A new SAMHSA study “Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use” by Rachel N. Lipari, Ph.D. discusses current trends in inhalant abuse. This report explores inhalant abuse trends among adolescents between the ages of 12-17 collected from The National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Of the 1.8 million people who reported abusing inhalants in the past year to get high, 684,000 were adolescents between the ages of 12-17 with use decreasing in age. The entire report can be found here. Key findings include:
·       Felt-tip pens/markers or magic markers were the top reported type of inhalant used to get high 6.7% with glue, shoe polish, or toluene coming in second and spray paints in third.
·       Female adolescents reported higher usage of inhalants compared to male adolescents (3.2% vs. 2.3%)
·       Adolescents of all races/ethnicities, across the United States are vulnerable to inhalant abuse
·       There were no statistically significant differences in the percentage of inhalant abuse depending on geographical location
Although only 684,000 adolescents reported using inhalants to get high, this report highlights the continued need to educate parents, teachers, and teens about the risks of inhalant abuse. To learn more visit: www.inhalant.org