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I was recently discharged from Childrens Hosp in Wash, DC for huffing.  It started about 1 year ago while being pressured by someone that was older than me.  I wasn't really thinking about it back then about it being a drug or getting high.  I thought it was just a simple thing that you could do if you wanted to.  It seemed like it relaxed me the first couple of times.  Recently, that was the last draw.  With only a couple of huffs of an air freshener can, I started to see, hear and feel things that I was not comfortable with.  I started to have hallucinations.  I lied to everybody and told them that it was just a dream.  But eventually I realized that I must tell someone because I needed help.  It started taking over my though process awoke and sleep.  When I told the truth, everybody was sad and scared because they haven't really heard or known the dangers of huffing.  I went to the hospital and thought that it would be over but now after being released for 2 days now, those thoughts are still there but are fading away.  I am having a really hard time getting to sleep at night.  It seems like the only reason I am not dead right now is because Jesus saved me.  I have been doing a lot of praying lately and it seems to be working.  This whole experience has changed my life severly.  Now I am telling anybody who thinks it is okay and not a drug, GET OUT OF IT NOW.  IT CAN KILL YOU.  It doesn't matter if you have been using  for a long time or not.  The very next time could possibly be your last time.  I am 13 years old and I am looking forward to my future.  And I don't want drugs to be in my future.  HAVE YOU DECIDED ON YOUR FUTURE???  START PLANNING NOW!!!!!


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Thank u so much for sharing ur story! I'm really proud of u for quitting. I quit also... Even though it was not an easy thing...


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Diamante13, thank you for sharing your story. Hopefully after hearing such a scary account of what inhalant abuse can do to you, more people will be compelled to quit.

You are 13. You have so much in life to look forward to. I'm really glad that you recognize the potential of your future and are letting everyone else know how dangerous huffing is and how hard it is to stop.

Stay strong and know that we in this online community are rooting for you!  
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