EFECTS ON MIND
- Brain Damage including impairment in ability to control thinking, moving, seeing, and hearing
- Loss of Inhibition
EFFECTS ON BODY
- Slurred speech
- Loss of Coordination
- Weight Loss
- Muscle Weakness
- Hand Tremors
- Rapid Pulse
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Loss of Consciousness
- Nose bleeds
WHAT TO DO FOR SOMEONE OVERDOSING
- Call an Ambulance
- Wait with the person until help arrives
-While the possession of inhalants is legal for anyone over the age of 17 in Illinois, the act of selling or distributing of them to minors with the knowledge that they will be misused is a Class 4 Felony.
- Severity of punishment for misuse depends on the chemicals being consumed.
For alkaloids atrpoine, hyoscyamine, or scopolamine is a Class A misdemeanor.
- Inhalant use of other substances constitute a Class C misdemeanor for the first time offense and a Class A misdemeanor for subsequent offenses.