Inhalant Addiction & Treatment Options
Inhalents are mind-altering and can cause death thus requiring addiction treatment in order to prevent drug relapse.
What Are Inhalants?
Inhalants are a diverse group of volatile substances whose chemical vapors can be inhaled to produce psychoactive (mind-altering) effects and can easily damage your brain, shut it down forever or cause sudden death!
Short-term effects of Inhalants use can include:
- Muscle weakness
- Abdominal pain
- Severe mood swings and violent
- Slurred speech
- Tingling of hands and feet
- Hearing loss
- Visual disturbances
- Depressed reflexes
- Loss of consciousness
- Limb spasms
- Lack of coordination
- Impaired judgment
Long-term effects of inhalants use can include:
- Paleness in appearance
- Weight loss
- Memory loss
- Liver and Kidney damage
- Degenerative brain disease (leaded petrol)
- Irregular heartbeat, damage to heart muscle
- Loss of hearing and smell
- Long term users may feel irritable, hostile depressed and victimized
Inhalants are psychologically addictive, and in some cases seem to induce a physical dependency. Most people will get addicted to the inhalant intoxication, and will feel cravings to use the drug with increasing frequency.
Inhalants Treatment Options
Anyone experiencing an inhalant dependency needs immediate addiction treatment. The irreversible physical damage of chronic abuse demands a strong response, and most inhalant abusers will require addiction treatments to learn how to live drug free.
Although the withdrawal symptoms are not severe, addicts will feel strong cravings to use the drugs, and these cravings can manifest over a lengthy period, making relapse a real possibility.
Inhalant addicts need to learn why they choose to get high, need to learn how to manage cravings to use, and need to learn that life is better free from abuse and addiction.
Addiction treatment options include residential care, such as therapeutic wilderness programs, therapeutic boarding schools or residential rehabs, or outpatient options such as 12 steps meetings or individual and group outpatient counseling.
Call us today at 602.346.9142 for more information and please, don’t wait any longer, as things will get worse without treatment.