Growing consumption of drugs is a growing problem around the globe, especially in the U.S. People abuse drugs in several ways with huffing being one of the most common methods. What is huffing and how to save yourself from it? Huffing is when a person inhales fumes of a substance that can get them high or give a sense of euphoria.
Huffing is so common that even teens are found to be involved in it. According to a study, 9.4% of teens have attempted it at least once.
According to various surveys taken, different people have different inhaling wants including huffing glue, paint, drugs, weed, chemical fumes of a substance, petrol, cement, spray, nail polish remover etc. Still, huffing drugs is at large.
When we think about huffing, only its side effects come to the mind, but this is not at all true as huffing certain substances, including some drugs, can be beneficial as well.
Short-Term Huffing Effects
Effects of huffing can be both, short-term and long-term. How a person is affected largely depends on how a person intakes a substance. Commonly, there are 3 ways in which both teens and adults inhale drugs.
- Spraying a substance around the nostrils to keep inhaling it until it wears off.
- Through bagging (The inhaling substance is kept inside a bag and is inhaled by keeping the open end of the bag close to the mouth).
- Huffing (keeping the drug on a fabric and huffing it to get high).
Huffing causes many short-term effects after the euphoria wears out. These include:
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Sudden death by huffing (when a poisonous substance is inhaled)
Long-Term Huffing Effects
If you believe that huffing only causes a short time pleasure interval and the side effects that accompany it will only last for a few minutes then think again. Besides having short-term side-effects, huffing will also give long-term effects if you continue huffing for a long time.
- Memory loss
- Severe brain damage
- Nerve damage
- Reduced hearing
- Limb spasms
- Liver problems
- Kidney problems
Some of these side effects can be life-threatening. This is why it is important that you stay away from drugs, but as we mentioned earlier huffing certain substances can be beneficial as well.
Certain drugs have medical benefits, but they should only be used in a controlled environment and under expert supervision.
Let’s talk about benefits of huffing weed:
Benefits of Huffing Weed
According to a study conducted by Quebec University Health Centers on 700 people aging between 18-74, inhaling cannabis (weed) actually helps lose fat and makes people fitter.
Another study revealed that huffing marijuana promotes creativity among people. Subjects were said to be more creative when high, however being too high can have side effects.
While huffing has its benefits, it has its side effects too. It can cause serious problems, and one must stay away from all kind of drugs unless suggested by an expert.