Blog Report

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


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wisconsin Man Found Huffing on City Bus

Via South Now

A Wisconsin man was huffing compressed air by a bus stop when a witness called the police. Authorities eventually found the man on the bus and arrested him for using inhalants in public.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Texas Man Arrested for Huffing Stolen Canned Air

via Times Record News

In Wichita Falls, a man was arrested for huffing canned air in a store parking lot. Officers were called because he appeared under the influence of an inhalant and was trying to shoplift more canned air to continue. A store employee was the first to notice the man huffing in the clothing section of the store. He was arrested for possession of inhalant paraphernalia with the intent to inhale; his charge for theft was dropped.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ohio Man Neglects Children to Huff

via Cleveland.com

An Ohio man is being accused of leaving his young children without supervision to huff from an air duster. He is charged with abuse of harmful intoxicants and child endangering. His mother found him unresponsive and called the authorities. The man told police he waited until his mother arrived before beginning to huff.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Connecticut Woman Faces Drug Charges

via The Hour

An officer found a woman huffing nitrous oxide in a parking lot after a citizen informed the police of her suspicious behavior. Police found other drugs on her persons. She was charged with possession of a restricted substance, possession of a hallucinogenic substance, illegal possession of MDMA and drug paraphernalia, as well as operating a vehicle with a suspended licences.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wisconsin Man Arrested for Huffing in Shopping Center Restroom

via Wayy Radio

A man was charged with a misdemeanor count of intentionally abusing a hazadous substance, obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct. The man huffed aerosol duster in a shopping center bathroom before falling unconscious. He was found by officers who knocked the door when he refused to come out. The man denied he was huffing.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Man Charged for Huffing in Parking Lot

via The Record-Courier

Police were notified when two people were acting suspicious in a car parked in a shopping center. A male and female were found to be under the influence of inhalants. The male was charged with with unlawful use of inhalants and contributing to the delinquency of a minor as the female was 17. Both were medically cleared by paramedics.