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jst1mre

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 2
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I'm new here and I wanted to share a little about myself. Well I'm addicted to sniffing and eating cleanser and have been for a number of years, off and on. I like to shake the can and sniff the fumes until it makes me sneeze and then that's when I my mouth starts to water. I used to snort a little up my nose, but I haven't done that in years.

I know I need to quit, and I want to quit. I've been taking my iron pills and that's been helping, but I still eat it everyday, but not as much as it used to be.

Is there anyone else out there with this problem?
Darian

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Registered: 03/28/08
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Iron pills are helping? I think I know what this is, Pica, A pathological desire to eat non-food items, like this comet, the sniffing... thats a different matter.
Does it give you any weird feelings... or in a sense a 'high'?
Pica can be a psychlogical problem, or if your not getting enough iron.
The sniffing, I can't exactly explain. I used to like the smell of rubbing alcohol and sharpies.. however I don't sniff them anymore.


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Well now I'm back in the struggle with inhalants again, this time butane lighters and aerosol cans, my life is on the line with a knife slowly scraping away at it, and even if that line doesn't get cut in half by the knife, it ends up completely mangled and ragged.
jst1mre

Registered: 03/19/08
Posts: 2
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It does give me somewhat of a high. I really love the smell of it and that's what made me start eating it, I can't explain it. Sometimes I get a headache if I sniff too much. I've been doing this for way too long and I really want to stop, but at the same time it's like it's apart of me and I can't see myself stopping. Does that make sense?

Darian

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It does because your psychologically dependent on it now, your psychologically addicted in a way, thats why you don't want to give it up. Sniffing it might be bad, since it is a bleach, it'll start to eat through the vulnerable nasal membranes, your throat and if it makes it far enough, your lungs. I used to sniff stuff for no reason, cause I thought it was funny, like Top Ramen seasoning, sugar, powdered sugar, and I tried a small bit of salt one of my eyes were watering and a teacher asked me what was wrong and one of my classmates told her I was sniffing salt and she just thought that was retarded. But then again I found I have Aspergers Syndrome, a mild high functioning autism, which means I'm very intelligent but my social skills are impaired and I have quite peculiar behaviors sometimes.


I have air freshener here... thats really... bothering me since I tried it 3 times in one day, I could have died yet it's tempting me, sitting there in the shiny metal can... when I spray it it has that nice smell.. and I do it again, but I sprayed some on my hand and tried tasting it, it had a very tangy, disgusting undesirable taste. This other brand, which I won't mention had no taste at all, sort of a smellish taste, but you couldn't taste the liquid barely. And once I was offered, and I put my mouth to the bag, it had this wierd.. feel to it, like the fumes... and when I did it I couldn't feel it but the feet burning and dizzyness was suffocation, the robotic voice and slight sense of disassociation was the spray. Now I know I shouldn't do it, and if I do then I could just drop dead, but... I'm really really.. tempted I don't know what to do.I used to have canned duster but I never thought of inhaling that in any way, actually I tried to avoid it, by keeping good ventilation, and I also aim down and use it to freeze bugs. I once sprayed it on my friends hand cause we were messing around and his hand went numb so he had to run it under warm water, but there was no injury other than that, I once accidentally did that to my hand. I wasted it in a way by spraying the liquid instead of the gases, the gases did have a weird smell... and I had these weird feelings if I was spraying it to clean out my pc and I accidentally inhaled some of it, thats why I tried to avoid it.

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Well now I'm back in the struggle with inhalants again, this time butane lighters and aerosol cans, my life is on the line with a knife slowly scraping away at it, and even if that line doesn't get cut in half by the knife, it ends up completely mangled and ragged.
QueshiaB

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Darian- quick question in your post you mentioned "Now I know I shouldn't do it, and if I do then I could just drop dead, but..." you were still tempted to try it.

If parents talk to their kids about the harmful and fatal effects of inhaling a product and they are still tempted to risk their lives to try, what are we missing?  In your opinion, what is the most effective way to get the anti- huffing message to people your age or younger??

Would the message be more effective if it came from your peers or a celebrity?  Any other young people have any thoughts on how to make teens take this issue more seriously?

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JamalFredrickson

Registered: 04/21/08
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I'll be serious for a moment. It wouldn't matter who said what about doing anything. Thats the beauty of free will, plus the bliss of ignorance due to confidence of youth leads to moments as such, wether it be doing meth, heroin, rock, or even huffing, longtime use over a short (or long) time leads to chemical imbalances and dependency, both physical and mental, and, most importantly, death. Do you cherish life and the things in it? I've seen 2 people with gold faces from huffing spraypaint. Embarassing?
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Darian

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Well... It's very difficult to explain really.
I'm not tempted anymore, although there are times I am, as I run across something that smells good, sometimes smelling those would give me these weird feelings, somewhat didn't like it, but I would always creep back for some reason.

I don't exactly know how to get kids to stop inhaling, the best way would be for them to tell, to admit they have a problem, so they don't have to be a slave to a terrible deadly addiction to inhalants. People need to know, Everyone does, Before they actually try, and either die, go into a coma, or end up with serious brain damage for life... or continually use and end up at any of these conclusions.
Experimentation stems from peer pressure, boredom and just plain curiosity, Peer pressure, Lets see... If your friends were really "cool" and all true, they wouldn't influence you to make you do something that could kill you. Boredom, Well that can be solved by many things, Inhalant abuse is here mainly because any real drug is illegal, if drugs were regulated, we wouldn't have this problem AS bad.
Curiosity can be satisfied by knowledge, if kids know what they could be getting themselves into, they won't want to do it, Now were not talking shock films or documentaries, were talking straight up straightforward facts, the real TRUTH, the Truth, and nothing but the Truth, What inhalants can do, why they aren't worth it.


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Well now I'm back in the struggle with inhalants again, this time butane lighters and aerosol cans, my life is on the line with a knife slowly scraping away at it, and even if that line doesn't get cut in half by the knife, it ends up completely mangled and ragged.
frausimo

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 8
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<a href=http://www.addiction-treatments.com/>Inhalants treatment programs</a> are for those abusers who have already developed an addiction to inhalants, residential treatment may be necessary to stop any further harm to the body, it is very significant to get expert help and discuss with a specialized physician or drug rehab facility without delay in order to rub out the harmful consequences of inhalant addiction.

http://www.addiction-treatments.com/

frausimo

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 8
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The various comprehensive inhalant drug rehab treatment therapy programs are offered by various rehab centers or residential schools of troubled teens. These centers or schools give the individualize attention to the troubled teens and the treatment is developed according to the situation and condition of the teenagers. They also provide the necessary education with others encouraging co-curricular activities. 

http://www.drugrehabscenters.com

Ixhearxthexskyxisxfalling

Registered: 03/08/09
Posts: 3
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You eat the cleanser?
I'll be 15 in April, and I've been drinking nail polish, white out, sharpies, paint markers, etc, etc, since I was 11.
I've tried getting help, and in April I'll be seeing a substance abuse counselor.
The thing is, I actually eat the inhalants, not so much sniff/huff them, but I do suck up fumes from the markers to achieve an almost unbearable sting in my throat, which I crave.
Can anyone relate?
Alley

Registered: 01/26/09
Posts: 6
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I have this problem with mothballs. I love the smell so much I tried to eat it. It was terrible! But now my addiction to it has become so strong that I start to eat it every now and then. I like the crunchness but mainly the smell.
dell

Registered: 06/30/10
Posts: 1
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i know what ur going threw i don't eat them but i crush them and them sift them.i even invented something with it that two company's want.but it wasn't until about a year ago i found myself needing this smell and the pleasure of working with it at least 2hours a day.it started 13years ago with toilet fresheners and i began to crush them.i was pregnant then and was under allot of stress.so now when i get stressed or feel upset i do it.but however it has began to happen when I'm not at all.don't eat them at all...please.i know everything there is to know about these products because of my research.however i encourage you to maybe get the mothicecrystals and crush them and while ur doind that chew on a mint it gives u that feeling of crunching on something while ur crushing them up.im now reaching out for help with this addiction myself.i suggest u not do it at all but if u cant stop then try the above method.at least ur not eating them.feelfree to email me and i can tell you why ur getting addicted to this and give u some reasearch that may help u.good luck
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ceejay949

Registered: 11/08/10
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okay so ive never eaten or sniffed cleanser before but believe me i have wanted too!!!!! i have to clean every day with it i play with it like it clay or dry it out and think im going to eat it and never do. i hear about people liking the way it crunches in your mouth and it makes my mouth water.......i know this is not a soluation but i found eating the ice breaker mints that come in a can help me i can just pretend that it is cleanser crunched up and it takes my craving away...look i thought i was crazy to think wow really comet i wanna eat but it seems like its common! hope this helps

janesmith

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 544
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For anyone that actually eats comet cleanser (I shudder at the thought) or any other non-food material, please talk with your family doctor as you may have a disorder known as pica or missing nutrients.  This site has more information about the disorder:  http://www.umm.edu/ency/article/001538trt.htm  Please do talk with a doctor about this as you are literally poisoning your organs with the substance(s).

To search for a counseling (outpatient) and treatment programs for those with addiction problems (some centers ha ve state and/or county funding for those without health insurance):  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ and can click one's state of residence.

Please get the outside professional help in order to deal with the issues that may have led you to self-medicate in the first place.

Narcotics Anonymous has free 12-step groups for those wanting to get sober:  http://www.na.org

Alcoholics Anonymous is another 12-step program:  http://www.aa.org and one may attend an "open" meeting if doesn't have a drinking problem.

Please care about yourself and make good, healthy choices in life.
alostperson

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 1
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i have been inhaling cleanser for over7 years on and off i have even tried to sniff it a little but like someone on here i did it until i sneezed somehow it made me high it made me feel like all my pain was gone but i have been clean since July 2011 i stopped cold turkey yes i still think about yes i still crave it but i realized that life is too short and i wanted a change so I'm taking it one day at a time , i mean i was so hooked on it that i was stealing it from other people house taking it everywhere i went so that i would have if cause they started keeping it locked up at home so i couldn't get it but when my sister got sick not from cleanser but she sick and i said if she gets well i will never inhale or sniff cleanser again so like i said its hard but I'm trying


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