InhalantsInhalants (glues, aerosol sprays,
gasoline, paints, and paint thinners). These are some of the substances most
frequently abused by junior high students, because they don't cost much and are easy
to get. They contain poisons that can cause brain damage or, in rare
cases, even death with the first use.
Club drugs like
ecstasy (MDMA) and
date rape drugs, such as flunitrazepam
(Rohypnol) and gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). The number of teens abusing these drugs is small compared with
those abusing cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. But these club drugs can be dangerous, especially in
overdose or when combined with alcohol or other drugs.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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