Drug Alcohol Depend 2007 Nov 18;91(1):40-9. Epub 2007 Jun 18.
Center for Education and Drug Abuse Research, University of Pittsburgh, 711 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15621, USA.
Inhalants, as a class of drugs, consists of heterogeneous substances that increase the probability of many serious illnesses and death. Research on inhalant abuse has lagged behind other drugs partly because of the need for a diagnostic instrument of different types of inhalants. This study was conducted to obtain reliability estimates for the new Substance Abuse Module DSM-IV inhalants diagnoses for four types of inhalants: aerosols, gases, nitrites, and solvents as well as different diagnostic configurations of inhalant-related criteria. Read More