SAMHSA Issues Report on Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use

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A recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report found that: In 2015, about 684,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 used inhalants in the past year. Adolescents were more likely than adults aged 18 or older to have used inhalants in the past year to get high (2.7 vs. 0.4 percent). Female adolescents were more likely than male adolescents to have used inhalants in the past month (3.2 vs. 2.3 percent). In 2015, more than half of adolescents who used inhalants in the past year (59.0 percent) had used 1 to 11 days in the past year; about 1 in 5 (19.3 percent) had used 12 to 49 days. The report notes that the types of inhalants adolescents used to get high varied. Felt-tip pens/markers, or magic markers were the most commonly identified types of inhalants adolescents used to get high in 2015. Inhalants are highly accessible, cheap,...
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