Inhalant Abuse Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna 
June 04, 2019

What Do You Know About Inhalant Abuse?

Many American teenagers experiment with intoxicating inhalants. These substances are deadly, however, for 100 to 200 youths in the U.S. each year. Find out more about inhalant abuse by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

1. Inhalants are rarely abused by teens today.
2. Most people don't see inhalants as being as dangerous as alcohol, cocaine, or heroin.
3. Inhalants can be deadly.
4. Inhalant abuse is most common among older teens.
5. Inhalants are easy to get and cheap to come by.
6. Nitrous oxide is called "laughing gas."
7. Toluene is a commonly abused inhalant found in spray paints.
8. The number of common products that contain inhalants known as volatile solvents has not increased by much.


June 04, 2019


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. American Psychiatric Association. 2013; 5th ed., pp. 533-8., Inhalant Abuse. Williams J. Pediatrics. 2007;119(5):1009-17.

Reviewed By:  

Eric Perez MD,Marianne Fraser MSN RN,Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN