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Petrol sniffing

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Volatile Substance Use

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ADF - Drug Facts - Inhalants

Inhalants are common household, industrial and medical products that produce vapours, which some people inhale to make them feel intoxicated or high.

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Inhalants: tolerance, dependence and treatment - myDr.com.au

Tolerance can develop with regular use of inhalants. Long term use can lead to a psychological dependence.

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Inhalants: what are the effects? - myDr.com.au

Even small amounts of inhalants can affect you quite quickly, due to their rapid entry to the bloodstream through the lungs.

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Effects Of Inhalants & Inhaling Gas Fumes & Solvents | Your Room

Inhalants and solvents come with many short and long term side effects. Find out what to do in the case of addiction or overdose and places to get help.

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What Can Communities Do? - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

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