Inhalant Abuse Prevention
Ending inhalant abuse: one child, one conversation at a time.
If you have kids of your own, work with kids, or know someone who does, it’s time to learn about inhalant abuse.
Inhalant abuse is the deliberate inhalation of common household products with the intent to “get high.” While inhalant abuse is a lesser known form of substance abuse, it is incredibly dangerous. According to the American Association of Pediatrics, 20% of all eighth graders have experimented with some form of inhalant. Inhalants are easily accessible and legal, everyday products. When these products are used properly, they are safe and can improve our lives. When intentionally misused, they can be deadly—even upon first-time use. Yet, ACE research indicated that less than 30% of parents surveyed felt they knew enough about inhalants to discuss the issue with their children.
Our Program’s Mission
The Inhalant Abuse Prevention program, guided by a panel of distinguished experts, is designed to provide parents, school nurses, counselors, and resource officers with essential information about the risks and prevention of inhalant abuse so these community leaders can have healthy discussions with children. We have made it our goal to use educational research and create outreach materials designed to raise awareness, educate individuals, and prevent the epidemic of inhalant abuse among children.