Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Middle School Youth Experiment with Inhalents
I had to read this quote below twice. It was the 'eighth grade' piece that astounded me. I guess it's never too early to start talking about some of this stuff.
March 18 -24 Inhalents and Poisons Awareness Week
National Inhalant Prevention Coalition: "One on five students in America has used an inhalant to get high by the time he or she reaches the eighth grade. Parents don't know that inhalants, cheap, legal and accessible products, are as popular among middle school students as marijuana. Even fewer know the deadly effects the poisons in these products have on the brain and body when they are inhaled or 'huffed.' It's like playing Russian Roulette. The user can die the 1st, 10th or 100th time a product is misused as an inhalant."
Check the Coalition's website for prevention information and a toolkit.