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Worrying about your boyfriend (or former boyfriend) is quite understandable. He's very fortunate that you're so concerned to have notified law enforcement. If his parents (or other next of kin) are aware of his inhalant use, perhaps they can find out about getting him mandated to a psychiatric facility. I'm wondering if his past history of substance use and current history of inhalant use will allow a board-certified psychiatrist to declare him as incompetent, though. It's generally for those who are a threat to her/himself or others. Perhaps with his recent arrest, it may be viewed as him being a threat to himself. You may want to call his local municipal (township) building to inquire about the procedure for *possibly* having one mandated to a locked psychiatric facility.
Please also keep in mind, though, that the addict really has to want to get sober for him/herself. If he/she is not emotionally, psychologically, physically and spiritually ready, then he/she may not have a "prolonged period" (it's all relative, though) of sobriety (being sober). Please look into attending Al-Anon, which is a free 12-step program for the friends and relatives of the problem drinker, but one may attend an "open" Al-Anon meeting if the loved one doesn't have a drinking problem. Dr. Drew (Addictions physician) has said that loved ones should attend Al-Anon to learn how to "not love the person to death." Here is the website for Al-Anon: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/