(PRWEB) January 24, 2014
Among pre-teens, inhalant abuse is an ever-present threat that parents may know little about. Many parents talk to their children about marijuana and alcohol abuse but may say little or nothing about inhalants and other drugs. But it is safe to say that every home in the country has a few or many sources of an inhalant "high" within reach of children. After all, even colored markers and whipped cream containers can be abused.
Each year, more than a half million young people try inhalants for the first time. They never realize that their first use – or any use after that – has the ability to kill them in seconds. According to the Monitoring the Future survey of students, two-thirds of the children surveyed did not think that abusing inhalants once or twice would be dangerous. By the time America’s children turn twelve years old, nearly 7% have abused an inhalant, as reported in the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
"Parents may not have a comprehensive source of information on inhalants," said Bobby Wiggins, drug prevention specialist at Narconon International. "To give them one location where they can learn all about this substance abuse problem and find solutions as well, we have released a whole package of helpful tools for the parents of teens and pre-teens."
This new information can be found at http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/inhalants/. Here, parents can find just what they need to start educating their children on this threat. Articles provided for parents include:
"This is a complete package for parents," said Wiggins. "A short time on our website can provide the knowledge to make a parent comfortable with bringing the subject up and effective in preventing inhalant abuse. It is impossible to lock up every abusable product in a community, so parental education is vital."
This series of articles on inhalants joins others published by Narconon International. On the web page http://www.narconon.org/drug-abuse/, more than a hundred educational articles on dozens of drugs can be found.
For nearly fifty years, Narconon has been helping the addicted find stable recovery and preventing drug abuse through effective drug education. For more information, call 1-800-775-8750.