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abby

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I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME. I HAVE A 19 YEAR OLD SON WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CLINICAL DEPRESSION. BUT THERE HAS BEEN SOME OR I MAY SAY ALOT OF MOOD SWINGS AND HES GOING THOUGH BIG CHANGES IN HIS LIFE IT STARTED WITH THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER 2 YEARS AGO. BUT ANYWAY ONE OF HIS FRIENDS CAME TO ME AND SAID THAT MY SON HAS BEEN DUSTING OR HUFFING AND I DID NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT WAS.(STUPID HUGH) BUT WE'VE ASKED HIM AND HE SAYS HE'S NOT BUT HE HAS LIED TO US SO MUCH THAT I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN BELEIVE HIM. WE HAVE SINCE FOUND 5 EMPTY ARESOL CANS IN HIS ROOM. COLOGNE SPRAY, DEPDORAT, WOOD CLEANER/POLISH ETC. I REALLY DON'R KNOW WHAT TO DO IS THERE ANY TESTS DOCTORS CCAN GIVE TO SEE IF HE IS DOING THIS. THE BAD PART IS HE'S 19!! I NEED HELP!!!  

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Abby,

As a mother of five, and having lost one son 6 years ago to inhalant abuse I would say that your son is using inhalants, especially if you found empty aerosol cans in his room!  Waste no time.  Read up on everything this web site offers.  Check out the other sites.  Consult with your doctor.  My guess is that your son will deny any type of abuse.  Let him know how much you love him.  Let him know that you want to see him in his twenties and thirties.  Share with him the information that you have learned.  Read this message board together -all of it.  This stuff IS poison.  It can kill the first time, or the 50th.  Repeated usage will permanently damage just about every vital organ in the body.  It is highly addictive, it is deadly.  Emphasize your love for him and hopes that he can live long enough to see some of his dreams come true. 

Although physically challenged, our Justin had high hopes of seeing the world.  Now it is his ashes that rest in every continent.  We didn't know about  the dangers of inhalant abuse to warn our children.  It is a dream of mine that every parent will become aware of this, and take the time to educate their children as to the deadly dangers of inhaling poison. 

Good luck. 

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The problem with testing for most substances which are involved in inhalant abuse is that testing has to occur with a few hours of use and most substances do not stick around long enough to detect.

On the other hand, there are some compounds, like toluene (found in some products which may be abused), which have metabolites that can be detected in the urine for a period of time after the exposure. However, many of the abuse compounds will not have such metabolites.  There are no over-the-counter take home test for inhalants.  Furthermore, if you did decide to do some lab testing you would need to know which chemical you are looking for.  You would want to ask a doctor to talk to the lab to verify the capabilities of doing such tests.

With all this said, if you know your son is abusing or potentially abusing inhalants you should talk to him about his problems and the dangers he's getting himself into.  Additionally, you would want to seek professional help and speak with a physician about finding him treatment. 


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