One state in the us averaged more than 3,800 emergency room visits and 450 hospitalizations a year due to inhalant poisonings, according to statistics released in 2008. By the time students in the us reach the eighth grade, one in five will have used inhalants. In 2007, inhalants were the substance most frequently abused by youth aged 12 or 13. Inhalant statistics show that inhalant use by 12 and 13 year olds is a marker for future drug use and delinquent behavior, according to a report by the substance abuse and mental health services administration. Adolescents use inhalants for the same reasons behind teen drinking and teen drug use to escape emotional pain, to fit in with their peers, or to have fun. According to the national survey on drug use and health (nsduhnhsda), inhalants had the youngest average age at first use (16. 0 years) and 75 of recent initiates were under 18 when they first used. (1) a similar study done by nsduh in 2002-2004 showed the following statistics on who is more susceptible to start using inhalants. Inhalants are often among the first drugs that young teens use. In fact, theyre one of the few classes of drugs that are used more by younger teens than older ones. Inhalant use can become chronic (long-term) and continue into adulthood. The chart below shows the percentage of teens who use inhalants. 7 or 662,000 adolescents used inhalants in recent years, the use of another synthetic drug called bath salts (synthetic cathinones) among youth has become a major concern. The mtf survey began tracking past-year cathinone use, and since 2012, there has been a decrease among 12th graders from 1. In 2015, inhalant use was more common among adolescents aged 12 to 17 than any other age group 3. 7 of 12th graders reported using inhalants in the past month 4. 9 million americans have experimented with inhalants at some point in their lives. After marijuana, inhalants are the most common form of drug abuse among teens in the uk. A department of health survey found that six percent of 11 to 15-year-olds had abused solvents. Statistics of teen cocaine use from the national survey on drug use and health (nsduh) stated in 2014 that nearly 913,000 americans met the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders criteria for dependence or abuse of cocaine and which means that they are showing signs of addiction.