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Hello,
I am looking for help. My husband is addicted to huffing air duster. It has been going on for at least a month and a half. I have caught him several times passed out in one parking lot or another. It has become a big problem, he is doing it every day if he can and at this point when I find him passed out he is usually foaming at the mouth and unresponsive for 10 minutes or so. 
He was doing out patient treatment because he was looking for a new job. He got fired from the last company because of mistakes he made due to the affect of air duster on his mind. He was with that company for five years and used to be their hardest worker. I didn't like that company, I thought it was a really negative influence in his life and I didn't like the way they treated him. However, it has been terrible watching my husband ruin his career, his marriage, his mind, his body, and his relationship with his children. 
Earlier this week he begged me to trust him to drive himself to his out patient rehab. He made some pretty persuasive arguments and I was sick of him being mad at me so I trusted him like he wanted me to. I found him a few hours later passed out again in a parking lot. I called the cops this time. They told him there was nothing they could do as far as him getting into any trouble, but that if the police were involved again then he would be forced into in-patient rehab. Well thankfully he decided to go ahead and do in-patient and he will be admitted Friday morning. 
The reason I am on here is because I need help. I quit my job before he got fired because I thought if I could at least be home with him maybe we could overcome this demon together. But it was too late, I didn't realize how badly things already were. Less than a week later was when he got fired. I have been looking for work since then but have had no luck finding anything yet. I also signed up for unemployment but as of yet nothing has come through on that. I will continue looking for a job while my husband is doing the program but I need to know where I can look for help in keeping up with rent and bills until I can get caught up on my income. 
I will not give up on my husband, but I won't lie, I am scared of him going in there and what he will be like coming out. We haven't been married for very long and it has been absolutely heart breaking to see just how much he has changed, and how much he no longer cares about anything but the air duster. All I can do is trust God and continue praying that my husband will rely on God to help him overcome this demon. I want my husband back, but right now, while he is gone, I need to figure out how to take care of everything else. If you guys know of any help, please tell me where to look. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. It pales in comparison to the reality of the situation, but I know that any of you doing duster yourself or watching someone slowly die because of it understand what is happening. I am so sorry for what you guys are going through, and will keep you all in my prayers. 

Lance

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Get alot of family and friends support! Start writing your local government about getting it off the shelves permanent! Go to all the stores that sell it an ask if they would consider not selling it due to the harmful effects. The stuff is really only good for one thing an you guessed it . Huffing! ! Actually now hopefully before it's too late . My wife struggles with it still. but it takes everyone. Best wishes to a safe recovery
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