Inhalant Abuse
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Observe your child when he/she comes home after being out alone or with friends.
1. Does your child have a runny nose?
2. Does your child have watery eyes?
3. Is he/she drowsy or loses consciousness?
4. Does the child have poor muscle control or appears drunk?
5. Is your child's speech slurred?
6. Does your child complain of nausea or loss of appetite?
7. Does your child have trouble paying attention, is irritable, or depressed?
8. Are there spots or sores around the child's mouth?
9. Have you noticed an unusual substance odor (gas, glue, paint thinner, etc.) on your child's breath and/or clothes?
10. Have you seen paint or other stains on your child's face, hands, or clothes?
11. Have you found bags or rags with dry plastic cement or other solvent at home, at their work, in their car, or in his/her school locker?
12. Have you found whipped cream cans, spray paint cans, or other items with a similar discharger, hidden or in the garbage (used by nitrous oxide abusers)?
13. Have you found small bottles labeled "incense" (used by butyl nitrite abusers)?

Total 'Yes' (out of 13 possible)

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