Inhalant Abuse Prevention
Stopping 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 - that's one child in every five. Inhalants are easily accessible, legal, everyday products. When used as properly, they are safe can improve our lives. When intentionally misused, they can be deadly—even upon first-time use. Yet, ACE research indicated that less 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 to equip them to have the discussions with their 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.