Where do inhalers use?

Research shows that 52% of youths reported using inhalants with friends present, whereas 34% used inhalants when they were alone (McGarvey, 1999). Sites where youths reported inhalant use include:

Researchers categorize people who abuse substances on the basis of length of abuse and whether they use such substances alone or in the presence of others (Cobaugh, 1999).

Transient abusers have a short-term history of abuse:

Chronic abusers have used for years.

Chronic abusers of inhalants usually starting using inhalants early in life, but instead of moving on to other drugs, choose a certain inhalant as their drug of choice. For example, they may choose to use only gold spray paint.

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Inhalers most frequently prefer to use alone.


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