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Too much can also slow your heartbeat and breathing, especially if you mix it with alcohol. Some teens inhale household products like glue, Freon, aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, gas from whipped cream cans, and even mothballs for a high that makes them feel drunk. It can be addictive, but inhaling even once can cause brain damage or death. The fumes can cause heart failure or clog your lungs so you canвЂ™t breathe. A special type of inhalants called nitrites, sometimes called вЂњpoppersвЂќ or вЂњsnappers,вЂќ provide a different kind of high. They can boost sexual pleasure because of how they dilate blood vessels. Like all inhalants, they can cause death or brain damage, even for first-time users. TheyвЂ™re also linked to the spread of sexual diseases like HIV and hepatitis, because people who focus on getting high may not practice safe sex.
Yup, a chemical in the spice nutmeg may give you a feel-good high if you get enough of it. Nutmeg poisoning can give you heart palpitations and make you feel dizzy, nauseous, tired, or anxious. DonвЂ™t worry, itвЂ™s way more than youвЂ™d ever put in a pie. Some curious teens (female and male) may try to get drunk without drinking alcohol. They may soak tampons in vodka, then put them in their vaginas or rectums. WhatвЂ™s more, the vodka may burn sensitive vaginal or rectal tissue. If teens get alcohol poisoning this way, without alcohol on their breath, ER doctors may not know whatвЂ™s causing the problem, so treatment may be delayed -- and alcohol poisoning can cause death. 'Bath Salts' This powder that comes in small packets, also called synthetic cathinones, isnвЂ™t really for putting in the bath. But it could also make you feel drunk, get violent, or lose touch with reality. ItвЂ™s addictive and can cause strong symptoms of withdrawal. Thousands visit the ER each year for things like chest pain, a racing heart, panic attacks, and hallucinations after using bath salts. Teens take large doses of motion sickness pills for a high that may make them hallucinate. But too much of this OTC drug can make you violent or out of touch with reality, cause memory loss, or make you unable to speak or control your bladder. ItвЂ™s not clear how many pills will produce a high or how many will kill you. People have been known to drink hand sanitizer or use salt to pull out the liquid from the gel. Drinking this can lead to alcohol poisoning, seizures, coma, or death. Teens may drink more than they can handle, not knowing thereвЂ™s much more alcohol by volume in hand sanitizer (60% to 95%) than vodka (40%) or beer (4%-6%). Some teens may drink aftershave for a buzz, but it can cause the same symptoms or death. Taking too much anti-diarrheal medicine sounds like a bad joke, not a way to get a buzz. Still, teens may pop several pills to get a feel-good high. High doses of them can send you to the ER or even kill you. There arenвЂ™t any confirmed cases in the U.S., but krokodil has generated a lot of talk in recent years.
People inject it to get a high thatвЂ™s like using heroin. It can destroy skin, muscle, bone, and organs it comes in contact with. Some users have needed to have body parts amputated. National Institute on Drug Abuse: вЂњCough and cold medicine (DXM and codeine syrup).вЂќ. National Institute on Drug Abuse: вЂњResearch report series: Inhalants.вЂќ.
Mentoring in Medicine and Science: вЂњAre teenagers really using vodka-soaked tampons?вЂќ. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse , May 2013. National Capital Poison Center: вЂњHand sanitizer: WhatвЂ™s the real story?вЂќ.