The Effects Of Drug Abuse On Children Essay

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Section A:
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), inhalants are not classified on the drug schedule due to the difficulty of regulating the numerous products that can be inhaled or ingested (National Institute on Drug Abuse, date accessed 9/8/16). Most of the drugs that are being inhaled are aerosols, solvents, and gases that are found in many household products (National Institute on Drug Abuse, date accessed 9/8/16). There is a classification system used when talking about inhalants, the classification system is as follows: volatile solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrates. Some common drugs that are inhaled are: spray paint, markers, glue, cleaning fluids, paint thinners, gasoline, vegetable oil spray, aerosol computer cleaner, butane lighters, whipped cream aerosols, and refrigerant gases. Most of these items are not considered drugs because that is not what their intended purpose was designed for, however, they are often misused and abused by adolescent teenagers are young adults (National Institute on Drug Abuse, date accessed 9/8/16).
Section B: One inhalant is amyl nitrite, it was a prescription drug in 1937 here in the United States until the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the prescription in 1960 (Haverkos et al, 1994). Late in the 1960’s several pharmacists noticed that seemingly healthy young men were purchasing over-the-counter amyl nitrite (Haverkos et al, 1994). The FDA knew then that the underground market for amyl nitrite…

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