Inhalants Abuse

July 27, 2011

Houston inhalant abuse trend: Freon

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A disturbing new drug trend is sweeping through the Houston area: teenagers stealing Freon from air conditioners and huffing it for a buzz.

While Freon abuse is an old story, the way it is being popularized is new. Houston, TX teenagers are huffing it and then posting videos of their inhalant abuse on YouTube.

A special report by KHOU TV featured surveillance videos captured by a Houston homeowner that showed local teenagers draining Freon from his A/C unit and then abusing it along the side of his house.

Unfortunately, inhalants have the potentiality to kill their users each and every time they are abused. And even if inhalant abuse does not result in death, short and long term memory loss and brain damage can inevitably result. It’s one of the most dangerous types of drugs for teens to experiment with, because its effects can be so damaging and so permanent even after relatively little abuse.

Inhalant abuse is one of the most popular forms of drug abuse amongst teenagers, along with marijuana and prescription drugs. Part of the reason for this is that inhalants are so readily available to teens. Just about any workshop or household closet has something that can be abused as an inhalant. Unfortunately, teenagers don’t learn about the dangers of inhalants as frequently as they are warned about other drugs. Many parents are completely unaware that their children are abusing inhalants.

Texas inhalant abuse rehabs report that this is a growing trend.

If your loved one is abusing inhalants, they are in severe danger. Call our inhalant abuse rehab hotline now for help at 1-877-340-3602.

July 20, 2011

Inhalant abuse an underground epidemic with American youth

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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service, more than two million American children experiment with inhalants each and every year. And according to the Centers for Disease Control, inhalants are the second most commonly abused illegal drug amongst youngsters.

Inhalant abuse has gone under the radar, though, in terms of being a problem. Part of the reason is that parents are often unaware of the possibility of inhalants becoming a problem. It might never occur to a mother that her child might sniff glue or huff toxic chemicals. And most parents don’t know that their child could die from abusing inhalants after only one hit.

One proven solution to inhalant abuse is to simply talk with your child and go over with them all the possible consequences of inhalant abuse. Education is a strong deterrent.

The facts of the matter are that ingestion of inhalants creates headaches and muscle weakness, as well as abdominal pain and strong mood swings that can be accompanied by violent behavior. Slurred speech is not uncommon amongst inhalant abusers. Unfortunately, inhalant abuse can also cause long-term effects that include damage to the central nervous system and to the lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys.

Unless parents include inhalants in their substance abuse discussions with their child, their child is at risk of not being able to know the damage that can be caused until it is too late.

If you or someone you love needs an inhalant abuse rehab, don’t wait. Inhalant abuse can be highly damaging to both the body and the mind. Call our counselors now at 1-877-340-3602. We’ll help you work out a solution.

July 11, 2011

California parolee arrested after abusing inhalant

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Joshua Lopez, a 20 year old Glendora, California parolee, was arrested after a local reported that he was apparently “huffing” keyboard cleaner in a local park.

Huffing is a colloquial term for inhalant abuse.

Police became suspicious after Lopez gave them a false name. They were able to determine his correct name and discovered that a warrant had already been issued for his arrest as a parolee at large.

Police discovered a switchblade and some cocaine on Lopez’s person.

Inhalant abuse is one of the most damaging forms of drug abuse because the dangerous, harmful chemicals involve go directly to the brain and nervous system. Chronic inhalant abusers have lost the ability to function normally as a direct result of abusing inhalants.

If you or someone you love has been abusing inhalants, it’s important to act fast. The damage done is permanent and it can happen far too quickly.

Call us now for help at 1-877-340-3602. Inhalant abuse rehabs can be hard to find but they are the best solution.

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