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Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
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I am glad i found this site, i have been sniffing inhaling for years,
i love the smell of paint thinner, alochol, any chemical,
i have done duster,  but throw up  and extremely out of it
i get so high dont even ralize it,  i like gasoline but then everyone smells
it too,  when i pass a gasoline station or wait for the light to change i smell the gas and i feel great,  it hard to walk pass a paint store, when i walk in to a hardware store the national stores my eyes water.. all the chemical, like xlene, benezene etc.  hard to resist
i like the smell, i spray them in my home i usually carry alot of tissues and always carry my inhalant with me,
diesel fuel too,
i cant stop this

QueshiaB

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Registered: 06/16/06
Posts: 676
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Lisab- Thanks for your post. You can stop. There are examples all over this message board from people who have stopped, some relapsed and picked themselves back up but at least they all tried.

Unfortunately, there are also examples on this board of people who have lost loved ones to abuse.  I'm not sure what motivates you, but the road to recovery is long and it starts by you realizing you have a problem and you wanting to stop.  I can tell you to stop, but until you have the will to quit there is nothing anyone can do.

Though we don't keep a concrete list of recommended treatment facilities.  We encourage people to ask their family doctor, as he or she may know about local treatment resources.  In terms of independent research the following site from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for information by state:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment: http://dasis3.samhsa.gov. After clicking on the link a map will pop up, click on your state and enter city or address and treatment facilities will appear.  After finding a center in your area, you will have to contact them directly to answer any specific questions.

There is also the Tundra Swan Inhalant Treatment Program (http://www.ykhc.org/736.cfm), the only residential program in the United States set up specifically to treat Inhalant Abusers, however it is in Alaska. As far as seeking help independently, you may want to call the Tundra Swan facility at 1-866-HUFFING (1-866-483-3464 or 907-543-6800). Not sure how old you are as they specialize with adolescents.  Still may be worth reaching out as they may be able to offer some valuable advice over the phone.

I hope this helps initially. Best of luck, and please click through this board and take comfort in knowing you are not alone. People of all ages and all backgrounds are abusing and trying to get better. Please keep us posted on your progress.


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Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #3 
it s  hard,   queshia b  ,  i find myself sniffing every chance i get  even when i go out ,  people have commented on the chemcial odors they smell
someone said it smells like a gas station or paint etc. 
i sniff diesel fuel supplement anything with that scent, i am over 30  sniffing is my weakness

i love the smell of these chemcials,
most people who huff or sniff  also like the aroma of these chemicals lets face it we are surrounded by these chemcials everywhere   there is no escape, with smoking cigarettes you are not surrounded but by inhalants you are constantly surroun ded by these things  and with huffing or sniffing it doesnt take much to relapse  the mere scent of gasoline or paint or anything can trigger it.
corgidaze

Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 122
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Lisab

I cant say I know its hard becuase I have never been addicted to anything. But I know from experiance that it does KILL.
It will be two years in August that I lost my son to huffing Freon.  We figure he had only done it 2-3 times, and he is gone.  Have you ever thought of what it would do to your family if huffing or sniffing kills you? Your parents, siblings, friends? I do know what it would do to them. It would put them through a hell that I wouldnt wish on nobody.  I wish everyday that I could hear my son laugh again. His laugh was infectious, when Jacob laughed it came all the way from his toes.  Jaocb knew no stranger, he would talk to anyone.
He loved music, saxaphone was his true love.  I could go on and on about Jacob. Please think about what it would do to your loved ones if this addiction kills you.  Please get help from a professional asap.....  From a mother that knows the pain of losing a child...

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janesmith

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 545
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Lisab - Thank you so much for posting and reaching out for help and support.  You can definitely stop using inhalants or any type of substance to cope with life.  Your willingness to do just that is the first step to sobriety and getting into recovery.  Please talk with a medical professional and even consider a residential (inpatient) treatment center such as the one that QueshiaB had provided.  A residential treatment facility is voluntary (one can leave on his/her own free will), but the inpatient aspect should have the daily structure and safety of having licensed counselors and medical personnel on-site.  Please, at least, consider outpatient counseling to help you to actually help yourself through the process of growing and healing.

My friend has a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other permanent damage such as to her bone marrow (fatty inner lining of the bones that makes blood cells) from huffing at age 12, now in her 30s.  She has a severe grating at the back of her neck when nodding her head up and down most likely from the bone marrow damage.  In addition to that, she has a nystagmus (a quick, involuntary eye movement) from damage to the cerebellum (part of the brain that controls balance and coordination) and has trouble reading words and focusing her eyes on objects.  She also has severe dizziness that can feel like the flu.  I'm just hoping to convey that a person may not "just" die from inhalant use but may become permanently injured and may instead be left with a much lower quality of life and severe impairment. 

Please do seek treatment for the inhalant use before it's too late and you're either in a *Brain Injury* rehabilitation center or in a morgue.

Bless you for posting here and sharing your story.  We're all hoping that you take the next step and seek professional help.  Hugs
Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #6 
again and again i sniff diesel fuel supplement  i must of sniffed at least 20 x so far   cant stop  i love the smell, i saturate my sinus with this stuff

i know this is not normal behavior


janesmith

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 545
Reply with quote  #7 

Lisab - Please enter treatment without delay.  You may do much better at an inpatient (residential) program, such as the one mentioned in a previous post.  No one knows the last time that you won't become severely and permanently injured and impaired from huffing.  Please love yourself enough to get the outside professional help that you so deperately need.  Your family would be heartbroken to lose you and/or needing to watch you go through *Brain Injury* treatment.  Bless you for posting here, and please take the next step and talk with a counselor.

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Alliance for Consumer Education
Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 162
Reply with quote  #8 
Lisab, thank you for being vulnerable enough to share your struggle. It sounds like you are really trying to change but addiction keeps you coming back.

I realize getting help is vital to changing your habit. Inhalant abuse is not an addiction that goes away based on will power alone. Instead, you must create a strong support network of people who provide accountability and professional insight.

QueshiaB provided some great links to professional substance abuse recovery resources. I suggest using them to find local services. Every time you use, you lose brain cells and could potentially die from cardiac arrest. Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome is real.

Again, thank you for sharing. Now is the time to change what is otherwise a certain future.
cerrick

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Registered: 03/30/10
Posts: 46
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LisaB, please seek help. My sister died to an inhalant last December. We are devastated and I miss her terribly. I will be praying for you!


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Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #10 
when i sniff  i do stupid things like make tons of prank telephone calls,  after a while i dont even smell the inhalant
i need some help guy  i just sniff beofre i have my inhalant with me next to the keyboard

janesmith

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 545
Reply with quote  #11 

Lisab - You probably do things that are out of character for you, such as making prank telephone calls, because the chemicals (actually *poisons*) are severely impairing your brain function.  The fact that you'd said how you may not even smell the chemicals after a certain amount time may show the physical dependence and tolerance that may have built up in your system from the inhalant use.  Due to that factor, you may especially benefit from professional intervention such as a detox facility and/or treatment program (if even, an outpatient center), in addition to the 12-step groups.  It's ultimately your choice though.  Regarding keeping the chemical right next to the keyboard, you may be acting like your own worst enemy as you can actually be sabatoging yourself by having the substance that you're addicted to right at the computer (or anywhere in the house).  Please stay well.  

Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #12 
I have been sniffing  diesel fuel supplement
 
as well as sorting it

how dangerous is this diesel fuel supple

can someone find out for me  i am so addicted to this chemcial im sniffing right now again,
its hard to stop
corgidaze

Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 122
Reply with quote  #13 
Lisab
I have done some research on diesel fuel Supplement.
I found a MSDS on this stuff. The MSDS tells you about the chemical and what effects it can have on the human body.
As far as sniffing it can affect your central neverous system, Including dizziness, weakness, Vomitting, headaches, disorientation,confusion and in extreme exposure it can cause tremors convulisions, Respiratory depression, coma or DEATH.
As far as you ingesting this it can cause lung problems if it happens to get into your lungs for any reason. I guess the big thing is that it will KILL you at some point just like any other inhalant out there.  Like most everyone that has posted on this site has said you need to get proffesional help of some kind ASAP. Please get help because if this does kill you it wont be just you that has to suffer. Think about what your family will have to go through when this kills you. Losing a child isnt something I would wish on anyone. Its a HELL that you never get away from ever as long as you live. So please consider what your family and friends would go through.. 
GET HELP ASAP....  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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janesmith

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 545
Reply with quote  #14 
In addition to the information that corgidaze provided, diesel fuel supplement as well as most other types of chemicals used for huffing is highly flammable, extremely explosive.  Please do take the next step, and seek professional help.  It may be a scary notion to speak with a counselor, but the alternative may be even more daunting if you either suffer a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or even death which is final and neither scenario allows the person to go back in time and say 'what if' (I had gotten help).

For counseling and treatment:  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #15 
Thank you all i am picking a date and quit
or try to quit, 
i want to quit..   and will quit
 
i cant  belive that sniffing diesel fuel supplement can cause death. i also inhale the air around me too 
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