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If someone has any advice please let me know.

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If you cannot stop on your own, go to the hospital, call a rehab center, lock yourself in a room.  Anything to stop.  I lost my 24 year old son on 01/26/10 after a few short weeks of use.  Sudden huffing death syndrome is real, it is fatal and it is final.  Your first, fifth, fiftieth time can be the one that
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I was a addict for 4 years and inhaled a uncountable number of cans, and spent thousands.  You need to understand this is not comparable to other drugs.  Your brain is in a primitive state.  Your raw emotions or instincts are preventing you from using your logic.  This affect will persist even when your not inhaling.  It's not that you don't understand that you need to stop, but the area of the brain that makes you act on that will not allow you to.

A non-user will not be able to understand this at all.  If you have family or friends trying to help or force you to stop during your inhaling session, they should be careful.  Your behavior can be very unpredictable.  You may say or do things you won't remember.
You will not stop until your out of cans.  That is the only time a friend or family can communicate with you.  If you can, have them prevent you from leaving home alone.  Because your going to get more cans.  That will buy you some time.  In my experience you will need up to 2 weeks before the physical muscle pain slows and logical reasoning is coming back.  It's a sort of detox.  If there were any doctors that understood this, sleep and strong pain medication would be the best way to help you.  They won't do that though.  I had previously prescribed prescription sleep and pain meds that got me to a clarity point a number of times.  Then only will you have the capacity to take on this challenge.  Then I'm sorry to say the real work begins.

I was through several rehab programs but the dynamics of this phenomenon is not comparable to alcoholics etc.  Although the professionals disagree.  I can tell you your future is determined if you don't make this your life priority.  Prison or death.  This thing took me over.  I was married 20 years with 2 children, owned my own home and business, but this thing made me not care about any of it. In that way it's like other drug additions. I searched long and hard to find someone that had been through this to help.  Very few people get it.  You may have no choice but do a inpatient detox.  If you or any people want to contact me for advise I'm at 
I'll pray for you.

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Oh, you should go to the hospital, will be very dangerous if you do not stop. I hope you will normally


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Admitting that one has a problem is the first step to getting well in which you have!!  Please take the next footstep and get into some sort of program "of recovery".  There are counseling and treatment programs for those with addiction problems.  Someone with an inhalant addiction may especially benefit from inpatient (residential) treatment due to the structured environment and access to therapeutic staff.  Please, however, make an appointment with *a* program for those with addiction issues.

This website has a listing of various counseling and treatment programs for those with addiction problems (and there may be financial assistance for those without health insurance):

Their toll-free 24/7 *referral* hotline:  1-800-662-HELP (4357).

There are free 12-step programs with support groups available throughout the nation and the world.  Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of them, and the only requirement is having a desire to get sober.  One may attend an "open" AA meeting if there is no drinking problem:


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thank for sharing

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Consider your family & friends reaction to this demon killing. Think about the pain they will lany lives will be shatters and impact it will have on them for the rest of thier lives. I know i did and it helped me. We are all under it's spell. Time to take action and get control of our lives again, and walk God so you can heal..i wish you all the best in your battle to end our addiction. And we will...just stay the course...God will provide you with direction and strength to over come our battles. Just have faith in God. We can not go this alone... -

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I chew on ice anytime I have a craving to smell gas. It helps a lot. I started about 2 months ago and woul only sniff maybe 4 times a month. It wasn't really a big problem until I just wanted to smell it all the time. So I found ice. Chewing on ice is a lot safer and it helps

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If you are craving the smell of rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover you aren't alone. Strangely enough when pregnant these cravings mean that you are low on iron. Talk to your doctor on what you need to do, they have heard about it before and it isn't uncommon. I myself had this struggle but as soon as I started taking extra vitamin supplements I was fine. [smile]
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