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RoxySniffle3

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That is how I got started is from the dry erase markers. I loved the smell of them! Then I got sick and Had to get shots for anemia and we always got alcohol prep packs. I loved the smell of rubbing alcohol. I began ordering packs upon packs of alcohol prep packages. I cleaned everything with rubbing alcohol too. I cleaned the toilet, sink, bathtub, mirrors, wood, I even used it to dust with. I would also carry hand sanitizer everywhere. I carried it to school and when I was bored in class I would get it out and play with it. No one really knew why I always used so much sanitizer, but they would just say "you really hate germs don't you" I'd just be like, "yeah..school is so dirty.." I would say that rubbing alcohol is the worst for me though. I clean my face with it too...and after i have all my makeup or whatever off.. I have to sniff the pad until it is dry.. >.< I also love the smell of nail polish and nail polish remover..so I am OBSESSED with polishing nails and removing polish. I change my nail polish like every other day..."ExPO Markers.." the dry erase ones I used to be really bad with them when I lived with my abusive dad and step mom. They smelled so good and made me feel better about being mad..so I did that excessively for a long time.. but then stopped..Now its just things that contain isosopryl or ethyl alcohol. I want to stop but so many things that I use contain them ingredients.. and even if I don't huff them directly... I used them to just get a whiff of the fumes! Ahhh..But it's more of a "I love the scent" than "I wanna get high"

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i never knew of any one who had this addiction besides myself- i started huffing rubbing alcohol off and on when i was about 10 years old I am now 27


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About a month ago I noticed that I started becoming obsessed with chemical smells.  If I walk past the custodial closet where I work, I will think about the smells in there.  I have a hard time just walking past without stopping to go in.  I have, like most here, always loved the smell of gasoline.  But it has never been an obsession.  The other day I was using an alcohol prep pad and I smelled it, and it smelled so good.  I wanted to just keep smelling it.  In the past 3 days, I have sniffed rubbing alcohol only three times, but I think about it constantly.  And it scares me.   I have never had this reaction before.  How does this start?  I don't understand how my body has become obsessed with these smells.  I just turned 40, how can this be happening to me?
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have you checked with your doctor about your iron levels?

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My iron levels have always been fine.  But I will go back and have them checked again.  Since this is a recent thing then maybe (hopefully) that is the problem.  Thanks
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Reading all of these postings are realy helping out because i've been sniffing since 6th grade but i just sniff the gasoline once or twice thats it i never felt dizzy got headaches of anything im really tryb=ing to quit by reading al the bad things that happen when you sniff it but it not working i have an urge to go sniff some but im not hopefully i could quit this horrible habit before something happens to me

i like the smell of things that are bad for you i really need to sop hopefully i could




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To twizzle,

             I was thinking about using inhalants for a long time. I tried reading all the bad things but when I got mad at my mom I still wanted to do it. I haven't done it because I watched this movie. Go to youtube and type in  "The Basketball diaries Part 1". It's a ten part movie and you have to watch the whole thing to get the full effect. It  shows a kid who is sniffing with his friends and then his friend dies and things go down hill. This movie is a true story, which is scary. This will show you what can happen if you keep using inhalants. Oh and if you type "inhalants" in on youtube you will find many videos that might help, you can also go on ChickenwingsRusFilms channel and find a movie titled "inhalants" and you can watch that. "The basketball diaries" is a book too, just so you know. Oh ya, my uncle used inhalants and by the time he got help he couldn't even button his shirt. Please watch the movie.

                                           Hope this helps,
                                                          ChickenwingsRus

P.S. To anyone who needs help please watch this movie.

twizzle

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thank i will go watch t now
im trying to stop sniffung gasoline but its really hard and we just go a go kart soo i have to fill it when it runs out off gas but i suprised myself when i didnt tr to sniff it  yay me



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mylittlesquirt79

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I just would like to share my story with you all! This isn't a story about me personally, but about my brother. But it affected myself and the rest of my family!My brother started huffing when he was 16 I believe. I will not say what he was huffing, don't want to give anyone else the idea to use it! But this went on for many years. He grew up and had a family. But he couldn't  give up the huffing. When he was 23 years old in 2000 his girlfriend left him and took their son, due to the huffing. The depression from this caused him to go on a binge. It started in maybe early June. He would huff, get high and my grandmother and I would have to check on him. We would have him taken to the hospital. He would be released, come home just to go to the store to buy what he needed to get high again. This went on for weeks. He had lost his job because he was at home high or at the hospital coming down from the high, which meant he couldn't pay his rent. He was then evicted from his apartment on July 10th, 2000. Before the apartment complex put him out on the street he got high one last time. After they put him out physically he was walking (we think to our grandmothers) through another apartment complex when he collapsed. His heart had stopped! The medics got there, done CPR on him. They couldn't get his heart to start back up until well after 15 minutes. At the hospital they found that he was brain dead due to the lack of oxygen. He was put in ICU on life support. After a few days in the ICU it was decided to take him off the vent. Lo and behold he continued to breath on his own. He was transfer ed to another unit where he continued to breath on his own, but he would not recover from the brain damage. He had little to no brain activity. It was agreed that the docs were to removed the feeding tube and let him go. All in all he was in the hospital for 45 days before he passed away. The stress of the situation caused my dads heart to give out, it was already bad before this whole ordeal came up. So on August 26th, 2000 at 3AM my brother passed away at the young age of 23. He left a 3 year old little boy behind to grow up with out his dad. I had mentioned my dad and his heart a few sentences up, well because of the stress of it all my dads heart gave out on him on August 25th, 2000 at 10PM. So that is my story, in a matter of a couple of hours I lost two of the most important people in my life all because of huffing. People always say oh it won't happen to me, my brother had said the same thing. It can happen to you and with time if you continue to do what you are doing it most likely will happen to you, just like it DID happen to him. I hope mine and my brothers story can help someone! Huffing/sniffing is not a game, it is not the cool thing to do!

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thanks chickenwingsrus for recommending that movie it really opened my to the danger of inhalant abuse and how it leads you to try other drugs I'm really trying to kick that bad habit but i think a good way for me to do that is to tell my parents or anybody they thought i just liked to start fires that's why i had the gas in little bottles 

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mylittlesquirt79- My condolences to you and your family. I'm sure I speak for everyone on this board when I say we will keep you in my heart and thoughts.

Thanks for sharing your story, and for your very true words of "Huffing/ sniffing is not a game, it is not the cool thing to do!". I'm positive you have changed some people's perception of inhalant abuse in letting them know it can happen to anyone.

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i have a question...um ive done duster every now and then...never as a "all the time thing" but today actually...i made the dumb choice to do it and after a few times...i did it once more and actually thought i was talking to this black guy about sex or something like i was a hooker haha (race not important) and heard my sister get home so i rushed to my bed and acted busy by the time i got to my bed i was like "wtf...that didnt really happen" this has never happened to me b4 with this stuff and ive done acid and stuff and this felt so real...has this ever happened to u or should i get help? im never dusting again please help...thanks -F
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Dear faego,

Thank you for sharing your experience...and I am relieved to hear that you will not be 'dusting' again! To answer your question, computer dusters contain one of two chemicals tetrafluoroethane or difluoroethane; both of which will elicit intoxicating effects when inhaled (which seems to explain your altered state). Inhalants (much like alcohol and other drugs) lessen an individual's inhibitions and cause them to feel less in control of their mind and body. Hallucinations are a common side effect as well as extensive periods of disorientation, visual disturbances, impaired judgment, and loss of consciousness.

Every drug/ substance will affect an individual in different ways. I encourage you to use your latest experience as a motivator to seek help from a medical professional and stop huffing all together. Huffing "every now and then" is just as dangerous as huffing on a regular basis. Please read ACE's FAQ sheet on Duster. It offers valuable information as to the effects, symptoms, and consequences of huffing. http://www.inhalant.org/media/duster.pdf

I hope I was able to answer some of your questions!

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QueshiaB

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Reply with quote  #29 
faego- I've never huffed, but it sounds like you experienced a hallucination. Among other more dangerous effects, hallucination is not rare when inhaling.
 
Are there any abusers out there who can share their experience or thoughts on this? 
 
Right before I came to your post I read this one by another member of this message board who lost her sister to computer duster:
http://messageboard.inhalant.org/post?id=3662715
 
Please read and note your overall health and wellness is more important than a short high. Glad to hear you will never use duster again. If you haven't done so already, you should get help for this problem.

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mylittlesquirt79,

So sorry to hear of your 2 huge losses - and in such a short amount of time. I am glad you shared your story. You are a tremendous influence to others and I am confident your story will save lives. My fiance died last summer from inhaling computer duster. You are right, people never think it will happen to them, but they are very wrong. You are also right in saying huffing is not the cool thing to do!! No life is worth a stupid 15 second high. I wish the world would realize that.
 
Keep sharing your story with the world. You are doing a wonderful thing!
 
 
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