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mothball

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Going good i've had urges to buy more but i fight them i vaccumed the other day and smelled the mothballs i put i there. Not full on sniff but just the fresh smell. It was nice. i read the message board alot and i just really wish there was someone who had this same addiction as i did. I read so much on pine sol and wutever that airduster stuff is i have never heard of. I just wish someone anyone could say they were on mothballs like i was
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i just re read my last post i dont mean to sound selfish and that aid duster thing i do not mean to say that disrespectfully bc i know that has takin lives of so many peoples loved ones on this site. Just wanted to clear that up. Thank u everyone
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mothball- Glad to hear things are going well. You didn't sound selfish at all. It's understandable that you would want to talk with someone who's going through the same thing by using the same product. I feel like there were 1 or 2 other users who have mentioned mothballs. However, I believe it was a year or 2 ago.  If you have not done so, try doing a search on the board for message board and see what pops up.



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yes i have serached mothball sooo many times on here reading the different stories about what people have wrote. it was last year at this time or a year before that when the posts were and none of the members have been on since. im starting to miss the smell off the para mothballs looking at pictures again. i keep telling myself how much they damage my liver to stop thining about them but its tough.

the other day i was geting a pair of socks and started to smell the scent of para mothballs and was confused so i went through my draw to find a pair of socks that had a small amout of crushed mothballs in it, well one of the socks that got mixed up when i was doing laundry. Not alot probly about 1 mothball crushed up was found actually less bc it was evaporating. so i kept it and started smelling not sniffing right on it i poured wut waas left of the mothballs around my room well sprinkled and put some on my window seal so i could smell just one lasrt time.
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JUST GOTTA NEW BOW OF PARA MOTHBALLS TODAY GONA START SNIFFING HOW I USE TO. my life is sucking really hard right now and boyfried/bestfriend broke up with me. Idk wut to do anymore so excuse my language but f### the world! Anyone needs me ill be smelling my mothballs in a sock. gone
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mothball- another person on the has recently split up with their boyfriend, so i'll give you the same advice I gave her. You're definitely not alone. I know it's cliche, but "there are more fish in the sea". Before you even worry about other fish you may want to take this time to strengthen the relationship with yourself. Sniffing mothballs as a way of escape isn't healthy for you physically or mentally.

Try speaking with a family member, friend, coworker, school counselor, etc.  Maybe sharing with others will help you realize your life could always be worse, you'll be motivation to not say f- the world but start living your life again.

As always please keep us posted. Thanks.

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i cant speak with a family member about this. I feel so dumb. im high off weed right now and these mothballs r heaven smelling. I feel horrible
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mothball - I'm sorry that you're in so much pain.  The break-up of a boyfriend or girlfriend is a type of loss just like losing a loved one or job loss, and it can be quite devastating.  Please get outside help for the inhalant use and the other issues that you're dealing with.  Treatment for substance abuse, especially inhalants which are actual poisons, can help one to learn how to cope with situations and to handle one's emotions without the need to self-medicate.   There are free 12-step support groups for those wanting to get sober. 

I looked online about the types of ingredients that are in mothballs, and they are actually pesticides or insect repellent.  You're certainly not alone in your addiction to huffing moth balls or those types of chemicals, but please take the next step and go to treatment before you do irreversible damage to your body including the brain/neurological system.

Narcotics Anonymous is a 12-step support group, and the only requirement is to want to get sober:  http://www.na.org

Alcoholics Anonymous is another 12-step group (actually the matriarch of 12-step groups [wink]http://www.aa.org , and one may attend an "open" meeting if he/she doesn't drink alcohol.

To search for counseling and treatment programs:  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Just for your information, here is a website about the ingredients in moth balls, if you're not already aware:  http://npic.orst.edu/hottopic/mothball/index.html 
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thank u guys very much yes there is other ppl out there its just right now i feel so depressed and alone. I know itll take time to heal but for the moment itsbeen very hard. Im gona try and talk to a councler
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You're quite welcome!  Please do make an appointment with a counselor.  It's not uncommon for a person struggling with an addiction to be dealing with depression and loneliness, and those feelings may have possibly led someone to use a particular substance, to begin with.  I really hope that you do talk with a counselor without delay.  Please be well and do seek the outside help  

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hello everyone unfortunatly im still sniffing these mothballs. It really hurt me to break up with my bf and now i kno who is new gf is and it made me depressed sad and lonely. The reason i have been sniffing so much was maybe to take the pain away but really im hurting myself more. Im trying to take this day by day and still havent spoke to a coucler im just not ready. I have about 9 more mthballs left and im gona see if i can stop after those. I feel better about my break up and have started to focus on myself and how i need to fix this. Thanks for the support everyone and god bless
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mothball - I'm sorry that you're still having such difficulty, and it's also disheartening that you haven't spoken to a counselor (or attended a self-help group) yet.  You may not be the same person after 'just' one more time of huffing, let alone nine more times!  The prospect of getting into recovery and living day-to-day life without the substance that one is addicted to is often a very scary thought, and it's not uncommon to have those feelings.  However, please try to consider the thought of having permanent neurological damage such as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), chronic (nerve) pain, liver damage or even death.  I'm really hoping that you do take the next step to getting well, and seek help before it's too late and you regret not having sought help earlier such as with my friend who has a TBI and other permanent damage such as to her bone marrow - the fatty inner lining of the bones that makes blood cells.  Please take good care of yourself.

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bleaktrotter - I've never doubted mothball's story.  The chemicals in mothballs are pesticides, the substance used to kill insects.  Those that inhale chemicals may become both psychologically and physically addicted, and some addicts even need to go to a detox(ificiation) facility and be under medical supervision since the withdrawal symptoms might include visual disturbances such as seeing spots, hallucinations, feeling shaky such as having the shivers and get muscle cramps and headache.

Those companies such as Glade are (thankfully) including that type of website such as this one in order for the person to educate themselves about the ramifications of inhalant use.  Some people may not realize that the can of computer duster, for example, is NOT just 'canned air' but contain very toxic chemicals that were never meant to go through the bloodstream.  Scotch tape can be very useful when it's utilized for its intended use, but the tape has adhesive (glue) on it which may, unfortunately, be used as an inhalant.  Please be well, and take good care of yourself.
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bleaktrotter i jus wanted to thank u for reminding me why i never ever wanted to tell anyone about my problem. And why i should have never said anyting about. keep puffin on those cigs b****! And F#** ur life
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mothball - Hugs.  Please do *not* allow one person's misinformation or ignorance deter you from talking to others about the addiction and seeking outside help.  We all understand here that people can become physically as well as psychologically addicted to the different chemicals used for huffing.  Please also realize that professionals in the field will have even more knowledge and can help you with coping strategies to use on a daily basis and how to deal with the various emotions from different types of situations, so that you don't use the substance to self-medicate.  Hoping that you're all right, and please take good care of yourself! 

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