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Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
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its hard to stop sniffing the diesel fuel supplement
this is the only solvent that i m  very much addicted to
i spray in the room or i use it as a deodorizer
i love the smell of it and people who have smelled it
ask me what it is they like it.


sometime i snort it,  i have to kick this addiction
how does one stop
just get rid of it.

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Alliance for Consumer Education
Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 160
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Lisab, you can kick your addiction. Set backs are merely part of taking a step forward.

As you recover, your greatest allies are people who can provide accountability. They can look for warning signs and help you out if you relapse. Have you told friends or family about your addiction?

QueshiaB gave excellent advice in your initial message board post. I hope you take her words to heart as addiction can kill on the next hit: 

 

"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."

Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #3 
i know its hard to stop, that is why i dont
sniff directly into the inhalant.  i am weening my
self off  of it.  by using one room to keep in a decatuer  for deordorzing  
Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #4 
i know its hard to stop, that is why i dont
sniff directly into the inhalant.  i am weening my
self off  of it.  by using one room to keep in a decatuer  for deordorzing  
QueshiaB

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Registered: 06/16/06
Posts: 676
Reply with quote  #5 
Lisab- Are you getting professional help as well?  Have you spoken with anyone else about this?

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Lisab

Registered: 04/13/10
Posts: 44
Reply with quote  #6 
No, I havent spoken to anyone i m  embarrassed
i just find when i am stressed i sniff the diesel fuel supplement
 
some days i dont sniff it  i keep saying to myself  i will stop
i am going through a lot right now  i plan to quit soon.
i find it calms me and i like the smell  most people like the fuels smells  buts its not gasoline or diesel oil 
its a brake fluid
i know its not normal to sniff any chemical

QueshiaB

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Registered: 06/16/06
Posts: 676
Reply with quote  #7 
Lisab- Glad to hear you plan on quitting soon.  Everyone has something they're embarrassed about, but wouldn't hurt to talk.  Some users on the message board have reported that they thought a person's reaction was be negative but after they confessed they had a problem, they were open to hearing and helping them out with it.  I'm not saying tell the world, but maybe a parent, trusted friend, doctor?

Not sure if you're confiding in someone about what you're going through right now but you should as that may have an effect on your sniffing habits.

I don't mean to sound like I'm lecturing you, but again please speak with someone about what's going on.  We're here on the message board to offer as much support as we can, but having a someone from your personal life engaged in supporting you may make it easier to quit.  Just something to think about.

As always keep us posted.

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janesmith

Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 544
Reply with quote  #8 
Lisab - I'm sorry that you're still having such difficulty with stopping the inhalant use.  Please heed the advice of QueshiaB about telling someone about the apparent addiction.  I'm not sure if you're aware, but addiction is a real disease and one must try very hard each day to not use substances in order to self-medicate.  Having such a problem is nothing to be ashamed of, and if can empower you by telling someone about your situation.  It can lift a burden off of your shoulders, too.  If you're too self-conscious about verbally telling someone, how about writing it down in a letter and handing it to that person.   

Each time that you sniff that poison, you are doing irreversible, permanent damage to your neurological system (brain, spinal cord, nerves) and other organs.  Please talk with a counselor about the inhalant addiction.  For a listing of counseling (outpatient) and treatment facilities:  http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ and can click one's state or residence or such. 

A free 12-step support group for those with drug addiction that would like to get sober - Narcotics Anonymous:  http://www.na.org

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