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mamathagrace

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Help me please!!

I'm a training specialist, I train students starting from the age of 18.  I have a student in my class, whom I believe is a Inhalant Abuse.  I have done my homework and observed that he sniffs spray paint,  he puts it in his handkerchief and slowly the scent spreads, cosing others to feel dizzy as well.  I cannot warn him as I dont have a proof, neither are his friends ready to vouch.  I need help to approach him and talk it out with him.   How do i start???? I have never faced this kind of situation im kind of stuck in the sand.........plz help me how to start talking about this with the guy.......i want to help.

 


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hey i think you need to approach him and ask him if he is abusing the spray paint and inform him on the affects that could go on in his brain if he is seriously concentraing on inhaling that. Also you should try asking him if he trying to get high or if he is facing depression or if its just a habit.

 

But please can you also respond to my bulliten about my friend she is inhaling or sniffing comet and ajax powder and i don't know what to tell her its like shes addicted to it and when i ask her why she does it she just says it smells good ...does she have a serious problem or is it just a phase that will go away?...sometimes she smells the scent of pine sol

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It is important that when you approach him you clearly let him know the dangerous effects his behavior is having on his body. You want to let him know that he can die from huffing; and do irreversible damage to major organs and his nervous system.

 

You may want to educate yourself on the issue first to answer any questions he may have.  It is important that you seek professional advice immediately.  Call a family physician, the poison control center, a school nurse, guidance counselor, or his parent(s) to discuss specific concerns and how to best treat you.  You could contact the Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222; or call the '1-800' number on the label of the product he is using to ask their suggestions. 

In addition, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) [http://www.samhsa.gov/centers/csat2002/csat_frame.html] has a National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service that provides free and confidential information on hotlines and counseling services.  CSAT's toll-free phone number is 1-800-662-4357; treatment centers by state can also be located at http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov


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