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Monday, April 28, 2008

Inhalant Use Up in Albany, Georgia

WALB News 10 of Georgia featured a piece on Friday called, 'More kids resort to huffing'. Drug agents in southern Georgia have reported more youths abusing inhalants.

Investigator George Camp describes how easy it is for kids to make:
"Pour a little bit in there. Turn it around. Close it up. Let it sit for a few minutes. Mix it up a little bit so the chemical get in the bag. Open it up, wrap it up, and breathe."

He also says that parents can pick up on the warning signs,
"if you know what to look for. If you see there is a change in mood behavior. If you see there is a change in the way that they dress. The people they hang out with now. That makes a big difference, that should at least ring a bell in your mind as a parent."

The story also describes how

"even innocent items like a Cool Whip can be used, for the aerosol in the can. It's called kiddy dope, because kids as young as eight are doing it, and they can find out all about it on the Internet."

Doctors say many are dying; 22 percent of those who die from huffing are killed the first time they try it."

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