Solvents - drug abuse: London Health

Solvents are usually household items such as glue, cleaning fluids, paints and hairspray; they give off fumes that can make people feel giggly and woozy. Solvents are inhaled; they can be very addictive because they are widely available and comparatively very cheap; it is also much easier to hide a solvent addiction because the items containing solvents are ordinary household products.

Effects of solvent abuse

Solvent abuse can cause nausea, vomiting and complications relating to heart rate and blood pressure. Prolonged use of solvents also causes significant damage to the liver, brain and kidneys.

Guide to Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse Intro

Amphetamines

Cannabis

Cocaine

Drug addiction the implications

Ecstasy

Hallucinogens

Heroin

Alcohol

Long term effects of drug abuse

Short term effects of drug use

Solvents

Spotting the signs of drug abuse

Support for people with drug dependencies