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THE FACTS

• The effects of solvents can last from 15 to www.thedrugsbook.com

45 minutes

• Solvent misuse can kill the very first time • Solvents might be breathed in or sniffed • Many shopkeepers will not sell solvents to under 18s

EFFECTS

• Users can hallucinate... they see things that aren’t there

• Glues, gases and aerosols... solvents... could cause a dreamy light-headed feeling • Effects start and end suddenly... sometimes leaving a headache

• Users often repeat doses so effects can last all day

RISKS

• Solvents may cause flooding of the lungs and kill straight away • Users may be dizzy, vomit and faint... a life-threatening combination • Misusing solvents might become a long term habit and cause brain-damage • Accidents are more likely when users are intoxicated • Sniffing can seriously affect your judgement... and if you're high there's a very

SIGNS

• under the influence

hallucinating... giggles ... smell of solvents... effects lasting maybe 45 minutes

• behaviour changes tends to stay with other misusers... red rash around mouth perhaps... hangover and headaches

• paraphernalia

household solvents... glues and aerosols... plastic carrier bags with remnants of glue etc inside

real danger you'll try something reckless

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