Drug Facts Chat Day: Inhalants

Can you get high off of Sharpies®?

Yes, Sharpies contain volatile solvents—and when inhaled these solvents can produce a "high." The effects of inhalants (including Sharpies) can be similar to those of alcohol and include slurred speech, lack of coordination, euphoria, and dizziness. Inhalants can be very dangerous, particularly in children, some of whom have been known to die after a single session of inhaling chemical fumes. For more information on inhalants, visit: https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/inhalants.