One of these classes of products is inhalants, and it does not take very long at all to become addicted to them. They’re attractive to people who are looking for a way to get high because they produce psychological symptoms of euphoria.
One of the dangers associated with this particular classification of drugs is the fact they’re generally not viewed as drugs because they’re not sold that way. Because they’re used outside of their intended purpose, people tend to think that it’s OK to use them inappropriately just one time, or even just temporarily.
Some of the most commonly abused inhalants are:
As you can see, anyone can purchase these at the store, and just about everyone keeps at least one of these in their home. If you’ve been using inhalants, what you probably don’t realize is the fact that they can be every bit as dangerous as illegal street drugs, such as heroin and cocaine. If you’re addicted to inhalants, it’s so important for you to learn more about the harm you’re causing to your body and brain, and it’s also crucial for you to know that you don’t have to remain in your addiction. Inhalant addiction treatment is available for you, and it can help you stop the right way, with a much lower risk of relapsing.
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Getting professional treatment when you’ve been using inhalants on a regular basis is so important. You need the support if you’re going to quit; especially because of the fact that inhalants are so readily accessible.
When you go to inhalant rehab treatment, what you’ll find is that they will work hard to help you understand why it is that you’ve become addicted to these dangerous substances. That might be because you were looking for a way to relax or decompress because of stress you’re facing in your life. It could also have happened purely out of curiosity. Because of the availability of inhalants, many of their abusers are actually older kids, or young teenagers, and for them, it’s so important to get help because they tend to not understand the severity of using them.
By implementing a treatment plan that consists of individual counseling sessions and group therapy, you can be very successful with quitting inhalants and working on your recovery from them.
Inhalant abuse begins with your very first use of these dangerous substances. It’s important to note that because these chemicals are just as dangerous as many street drugs, significant damage can occur with even one use. Inhalants are typically used by huffing them, snorting them or sniffing them, and the results are very quick. What people find, however, is that they may get high quickly, but the high is very short-lived. That means they are more likely to use again and again, doing more damage to themselves.
After just one use of inhalants, it’s not uncommon to experience:
Unfortunately, most people tend to overlook these results of getting high from inhalants because the high itself is so powerful. That leads them to continue using in hopes that the next time will be better.
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Inhalants can have serious short term effects on you, which are much more likely to manifest if you’re using the products repeatedly, which is what most people tend to do. In a way, they act very similarly to alcohol, and they depress your central nervous system. You can end up experiencing effects like slurred speech, euphoria and dizziness as a result. The more you use these drugs, the more pronounced the effects are going to be. As you continue to use, you’ll probably feel out of control and much less inhibited. Unfortunately, this is a very pleasant side effect of inhalants, and it’s one that keeps most people coming back to use again and again. This is especially true for young people who usually struggle with being outgoing and extroverted.
In addition, it’s important to note that when you use Inhalants, your risk of dying is very high because of the dangerous chemicals involved.
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It’s possible that you have a loved one who is using inhalants, and you’re concerned about this being the case. It’s hard to identify an inhalant addiction because the substances that are used are so commonly found in homes. However, there are a few different inhalant addiction behaviors you can look for to determine whether or not you’re right to be worried. This can include:
Your local Inhalant addiction treatment center can assist you with intervention services if you need help communicating a need for professional treatment.
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Inhalants can be both psychologically and physically addictive. When you stop using them, you’re likely to experience a strong urge to go back to using them again. Inhalant withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe and unsettling, and they can include:
You may need to go to drug detox in order to help yourself through the early stages of your quit.
Here at Northpoint Recovery, we’re considered one of the best Inhalant rehab centers in the Pacific Northwest. You should never try to quit using Inhalants on your own. Please contact us and we’ll help you stop safely.