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Guides: Solvent Abuse

Last Updated: Friday November 14 2003 11:03 GMT

What is it?

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Solvent abusers deliberately take in the gasses given off by some household products like glues, aerosols and paints.

They do this to make themselves feel dizzy and light-headed. They might also suffer from hallucinations, which means seeing or hearing things that aren't really there. Other effects are sickness and drowsiness.

Guide to Solvent Abuse

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