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Missingmybrother

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Today is a very difficult day for my family and I as my brother was not with us on Thanksgiving. A beautiful life cut short because of his addiction to Computer Duster. I am working very hard to find out the facts of this addiction and how they can set more regulations on buying it. With the elections coming up next year state senators and reps. Are eager to hear your concerns and how they can help. as I have spoken to a few hear in Texas. Praying for answers, missingmybrother
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Hugs, Missingmybrother.  I cannot imagine the ache that you and your family feel for the loss of your beloved brother.  You're a fantastic individual for working so hard to educate others about the dangers of huffing!

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The holidays are so difficult during times of loss. My prayers are with you and your family.  My family member is in long term treatment for this addiction (computer duster) and will not be with us this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas. I'm thankful that treatment is an option - and that my loved one is alive (a miracle) to receive it.  But, I'm very fearful of the future, and pray that legislation does more to change the formulation of this product and the accessibility.  Thanks for your work on this, in your brother's name.  Again, my heart goes out to you during this difficult season.
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Janesmith...thx you so much!! As so much information you have written has helped me.even gave my niece the info on the grieve support group site you gave me. I have learned about huffing and I'm still trying to piece many things together about my brothers death. and believe it or not the hardest part for me is not having any clue of his addiction. And we spoke everyday we were very close..I thought he told me everything...honestly I'm waiting for him to call me with that phone call for help. I know pathetic but that is how I feel. Thank u again janesmith for every single post they helped me in so many way. Praying for answers, missingmybrother
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MT...thx u so much for all your prayers. Each and everyone is much appreciated. I will pray for you and your loved one for a full recovery. We have hope and with that maybe a chance for your loved to get through this time in there lives. As you know we are heartbroken and the holidays will be very difficult but then I look at my baby and I am reminded that miracles happen. God is good and I'm very blessed... that will get me through this. Now all I have left of him are his girls ...ill keep trying to find out more and keep telling our story of pain and loss. Fight this poison ! Thank u friend...praying for answers, missingmybrother


P.s....pls keep me posted on there recovery. Xoxo

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rebeccalynn

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I'm so sorry for your loss. My boyfriend is addicted to Duster and has been for over a year. What I can't understand is how someone can die from one time using it, and he has inhaled up to 20 cans of it a day at times? I just know it's going to get him soon because he complains of his hand being numb all the time and he has bad memory loss. I don't know what to do.

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Dear Rebeccalynn.......this has been a very difficult time for us. Trying to understand the addiction like you. As I sit here today 16 weeks later it feels like yesterday my brother died in a very sad painful way. The side affects from duster are huge,,,,from the poor blood sirculation that your boyfriend is dealing with now to organ failer like kidneys and lungs shutting down. To eventually no oxgen to the brain that will send him in to cardiac arrest. If your BF has been doing this over a year his system has a tolerance to it which means when he can't get high off the few he has he will keep getting more till he his knocked out. After I spent weeks if not a month and half researching his last months and year.... I discovered what he would do...how much he would spend ..who knew..see he was in a bad car wreck a year ago..air lifted to hospital and the dr. Could not figure out some of his breathing problems and lung and tissue damage that was clearly not from the accident . They investigated the crash and no alcohol or drugs in his system. BUT a friend who came to the hospital asked why an empty can of computer duster was under the seat. The police didn't find it.....and this friend never told any of us. So after many tests they said he was ok to go home. One of his daighters even said he would fall a lot and couldt keep his balance . This too we thought was from the car accident . ALL FROM HIS HUFFING ADDICTION. What I can tell you is this. It's only a matter of time. Either he checks himself in to a rehab center that treats this addiction and there are many !! Or u will have to babysit him, police him , and never never never let him drive you in a car. For that is one of the deadliest things he can do ...huff in the bathroom and let's go out. He can and will black out. Putting u in danger. I would show him this forum ...show him how many people have died and beg him to get help. Because honestly he will become someone you dont know anymore. I went to visit my brother 3 months before he died and looking back...he was different ...he was jumpy and nervous and he wouldn't let me get to close to him. His face swallen...all these things im telling u because they r all warning sign of ship thats going down and down fast!! And u know in pictures his hands are almost a blue color. And the night he died he his tongue swollen and frozen. I will be praying for u both. And message me if u want my number..I'll talk to u. I never knew my beautiful brother was on this crap. We cry everyday,,,,everyday that he is gone. Left 3 daughters behind. Brother and sister who are lost without him and a mom and dad that ask themselves where did we go wrong. I hope this has helped some and be positive he will want to be clean. Praying for answers,,,,,missingmybrother

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rebeccalynn

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To missingmybrother: That's terrible that your brother died that way. I'm thankful that tomorrow my bf is going for an assessment for an outpatient treatment program.

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Great news friend...stay positive!! I'm thankful for that too!! Best wishes

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rebeccalynn

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Thanks for the kind words, but this past weekend unfortunately he relapsed so badly on the duster he blacked out and punched me in the arm. I pressed charges against him, which breaks my heart but I had to do it, and now he's back in jail. I'm so sorry for those of you on here who've lost loved ones because of inhalants. I'll keep all of you, especially those addicted to them, in my thoughts and prayers.

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Dear rebecca... I'm sorry to read this. You would think that by some time in jail it would help getting him clean but an addict will come up with a way behind bars to still get high....so be causious . You have to make sure you are ok first. And understand you can only do much....and remember the person you fell in love with is not the person who hurt you. I hope he will get help and no matter what take care of you first!! Praying for answers, missingmybrother

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Casandra

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i myself am an ex Huffer (Sray Paint Huffer) and I am truly sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about looking for sights such as this one but was in away scared to. Huffing had me bound for years and years to me went by like days and I missed out on life trying to escape reality, That is why I think i began to huff..It was ashamed of myself and didnt want people to know what I was doing and even the employees at the stores.. Dollar General was where i went to get my Paint and I eventually started to steal it and buy my other items, it was embarresing day in and day out. finally I looked at a worker one day after buying a can of Gold and said Look at this face  dont ever sell this to me again.. i began to be acountable for myself although I still found ways to get it.. I went all over to different Dollar General stores and asked to speak to the managers and I told them My problem and explained to them That it was so cheap... a dollar for one can .. Heck  could by 10 dollars worth and be set for the day... This was a few years ago and I find that many of the places that I went to do not sell the dollar can of matalic sray .. They are now 3 dollars and that I truly feel has helped My State fight this problem.... Being honest to everyone and including the Police Officers that have supported me in my recovery has truly helped change my life around... Honesty and My Lord Jesus Christ has been what has freed me from my hell. but i still hft to keep myself in check because No it is not easy... but things inlife that are worth having never come easy thay come with a price.. I hope that I have been encouraging and thank u for allowing me to finally post for the first time.. Casandra

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Im so sorry for the lost that you all have been speaking of.. i loss my son on Jan 26,2006 to freon....left wife and 2 small children...Nothing!!! Nothing makes you prepaired to travel down that road...its been a hell of a ride...Please Please do what you can do to STOP...get help or let someone know....


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Missingmybrother

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Casandra...I have not been on this site for I found myself falling into a depression . Both of my parents are very ill over the loss of my brother. How are you doing...are you staying away from inhaling POISEN ?? I hope so friend ..as you know they are very addictive and can cause you long term damage. Pls send me a private message if you want my number or email address. I would love to help!! Missingmybrother
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I am writing this post to those that huff. I have lost my baby brother to huffing, not even a month ago. I don't know how to move on, my parents are devasted; he was only 29. He left behind a beautiful little girl, that he loved more than anything, and she will grow up without her daddy, her biggest protecter. She's probably too young to even remember him, just turned two. He was so loved by so many. I am heartbroken watching his dog get excited when he thinks my brother is coming home. And my point is that everyone of you that huff, have a mom or a dad, a sister or a brother, a son or a daughter, a best friend or pet, and they love you and need you. I believe most people that huff know it's effects. And if you don't know, huffing is not just a street drug, it is Russian Rulette; it's suicidal. Unlike other drugs, huffing can and will kill you instantly. So please, i beg you, if you can't stop huffing for yourself, stop huffing for your loved ones. You aren't just killing yourself, you are killing their will to live. My brother was the most beautiful, brilliant, loving, perfect person i've ever known and now he's gone, forever.
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