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Katie

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In my culinary class there's these group of guys who always do it. And you can hear it. My teacher is so stupid for not noticing. A guy got caught with it a couple weeks ago and I haven't seen him sense.
joyce

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I just lost my beloved son to "computer dusting" - we had no idea he was doing this and our hearts are broken.  We live across the country and were dumbfounded when we saw his apartment with cans/red straws on the floor. He had previously used drugs/alcohol but was in a 3-year program in Nevada - he had just completed 2 years and was scheduled to come home for a visit which would have been within 2 weeks of his death.  Our entire family never knew anything about this and we are devastated.  I do not know how to come to terms with this - maybe I never will?

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joyce - Please accept this Cyber Hug.  I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your son.  The shock and devastation that you must feel is unimaginable.  Please continue reaching out for support from others. 

 

There is a lot of misinformation (or "non-information") out there about the dangers of inhalant use so that the user may not be aware of the true risks or he or she is both psychologically (mentally) and/or physically addicted to huffing.  Those who use inhalants may not realize that the chemicals in products used for huffing are actual POISONS that were never meant to go through the bloodstream.

 

I'm not sure if you're familiar with the non-profit organization, "The Compassionate Friends", but it is primarily for a parent grieving the loss of a child (though siblings, grandparents, aunts/uncles or cousins may attend, too).  Perhaps they have a local support group as to not feel so alone (but *not* in place of actual grief counseling).

 

To search for a possible local support group:  http://www.compassionatefriends.org

realtruman27

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hey i have a 30 year old wife that goes out in the woods and stays for days untill she about died she has been gone now for 4 days she hasnt called me or her family she is totally messing up her life and were hoping for good news...we have put out missing persons report and congress and the DEA need to put a stop of the sale of it.................its killing people and there going to do it anyways i hope my message gets out and god bless those who have lost family members over this.its need to stop and it needs to stop NOW.......


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My amazing, 22 year old cousin drowned in her bath tub after huffing last month. She was a light. Words can't describe her at all. She began huffing this year, I believe to loose weight. She was stressed out trying to get into gradschool to become a doctor. She was caught twice and explained the problem. She was to graduate in a week and then would get help quitting. She leaves a huge indescribable hole in our hearts. I'm having a lot of trouble moving forward. Her parents are hardly functioning. She was 1 week away from professional help! Get help today! Assume this is your warning: you will die the next time u huff. Next time you will leave a shock wave of grief for your family. They'll look at your pictures with sorrow and longing. They'll get a phone call that will haunt them forever. Someone will find u and it will scar her permanently. You choose. Death or life. Next time is it for u.
nowheretogo

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I am so thankful you have all taken the time to post about your very personal experiences. It means a lot to know others share in this immensely painful time.My husband is a few days away from going to a treatment facility for alcohol and inhalants. I am praying each hour that goes by that he it's not his last. He loves his family and his 3 beautiful children but the pull of these substances is greater than any love he has for his family. He's 35 yrs old and has been very successful at everything he has done in his life. When he was sober he would be the most thoughtful, caring and loving man I have ever met. He's my best friend and soul mate. Now that I know that he is using, I finally understand the behavior of the past few months. I had my suspicions the whole time but really couldn't believe that a professional man in his 30's would resort to inhaling out of cans like a teenager. I found countless air duster cans throughout the house and in his car along with nasal spray to moisten his nose from inhaling. He would leave frequently at night to go the store. He would spend hours and hours in the garage by himself "fixing things". He would come into the house with his chin wet because he didn't realize he had sprayed his face or maybe drooled while high. His behavior was very erratic. He would get agitated and angry in an instant over minor things and then would over compensate with niceties to make up for it. You could tell he didn't see his behavior as volatile which was also concerning. We can afford "real" drugs and after talking with several rehab facilities I actually wish he had a cocaine problem. Because the brain damage and risk of death is so high with inhalants, I was told he would have been better off doing meth or heroine. I am still in shock that this is happening to our family. He is still trying minimize the severity of his use by not fessing up to the frequency of his use and not admitting to doing it while driving. I know he is using several times a day and has done it while driving. I am grateful he is agreeing he needs help and is willing to get treatment. I just hope he hasn't completely ruined his life with this drug. I am mostly sad for our children. I know I can get through this with or without him but I can't stand the thought of our children not having a dad that loves them because he's dead or worse, having our children know their dad but see him as a drug addict and alcoholic.
joyce

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nowheretogo - sounds so familiar and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lost my beloved son to this, and as he lived across the country, we had absolutely no idea this is going on. This is a toxin and kills. Please get some support for yourself and your family.

MT

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Dear dedi0729 - I strongly suggest that you try an Al Anon meeting (keep going even if the first one isn't particularly helpful).  It will help you detach with love from your loved one, and understand the dangers and results of enabling.  He suffers from an illness, but you can't cure him.  If he's in an outpatient program, then he has access to help - but he may need more than outpatient - it can be a very strong addiction and as you know it's a poison.  Please seek help for yourself.
nowheretogo

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My husband has in treatment for 2 weeks now. I have heard huge improvements in conversations I have had with him. This is his 3rd rehab in the last 7 yrs. Each time he seems to be getting more and more on board with the fact he is an alcoholic and addict. I am trying to the place he is at to get him an MRI and scan of his lungs so we can see if he has caused a lot of damage to his brain and lungs but haven't gotten an answer as whether they can accomodate that request yet. Al Anon has been a HUGE source of support for me and a great way to get a break just for me away from my busy children. I never thought I would walk into a meeting like that but when your life seems so desperate and you feel like it has gotten so bad that not even your friends or family can understand, you run to a place like Al Anon. I am so happy I did. We have a very long road ahead of us. I hope he can make it through a year of sobriety and continue one but only God knows what is in store for my husband. Addiction is so powerful that not even the deep love he has for his children has been enough to stop him. He is very slowly starting to sound like the man I know and love. It's frightening how different he became when he was inhaling. He finally told me the other night he had be using cocaine too but the quality wasn't great and he ended up prefering the high he got from Air Duster over cocaine. It's all so sad.
jadon

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i was wondering can pc duster kill you instantly (ive tried it but am not addicted) i recently had temptations to do it again but saw on a bottle that it can kill you instantly (not dumb enough to do it again)
joyce

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Jadon - yes - it can kill you instantly - doesn't matter if it is your first time or multiple time of use - I know because this is how I lost my beloved son.
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Yes, it can kill you instantly.  It took my beautiful 24 year old son, my only child in an instant.  He had been using for about a month.  Was in out patient rehab.  Our lives are shattered, we do not understand this addiction and cannot believe that this product is still being sold.

As someone on this site quotes all the time - YOUR FIRST BREATH OF INHALANT MAY BE YOUR LAST BREATH OF LIFE.

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Missingmybrother

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360 days ago Computer Duster took my brothers life,,,after much time off this message board I'm getting stronger to deal. Im still reading loss of life and that's never easy to understand. Hitting many walls on my cause but getting together with a Texas Senator is helping. Pray for me dear friends as this road is not easy
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I truly hope you can make some kind of impact with the help of the Senator perhaps to change the formulation of the product  and/or restrict the sales.  Also, education to users that first time use can be deadly or life changing, and that the addiction factor is quick and strong.
marri9570

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I am just sitting here, crying. I lost my son on Sept. 10, 2012, Yes...from this "duster" I never in my life knew anything about this. My son who was 18, just 19 days from his 19th Birthday, lost his life with this. My son died in a creek, laying on top of duster. I am so distraught, I still cant sleep, I have many whys? I just cant understand, why this junk would be so available for anyone to get in to? My heart goes out to all the families on this post.
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