include any substance that produces fumes that create a "high" and inhalants are often the first drug children use because they are so readily available. Examples of inhalants found around the house include nail polish remover, model glue, markers, liquid paper, lighter fluid and spray paints. Other commonly found inhalants are hair spray, canned whipped cream and cleaning fluids.
Young and older people turn to inhalants as a fast and cheap way to get high. Inhalants are highly toxic to the mind and body and can have lasting damage.
People use inhalants to escape reality because these substances can cause mind-altering, psychoactive effects. Children and adolescence who are at risk for
will often turn to an inhalant first because they are so readily available. Drug studies have found that around 6 percent of American children have used an inhalant by the fourth grade. Inhalants are used by boys and girls, in the cities and in the country. If you suspect your child is abusing inhalants, it is time to get help now.
Traces of inhalants on the body or clothing can be a sign of a problem. Chemical smelling breath and paint or solvent stains on clothing are signs of a problem. Other signs of inhalant abuse include finding hidden spray paint containers, chemical soaked rags and clothing or several used markers and correction fluid bottles.
The physical effects of inhalants resemble alcohol abuse. Slurred speech, nausea, lack of coordination, irritability and an appearance of being drunk or disoriented are all outward signs of abuse of inhalants. Inward physical complications include suffocation, heart problems, brain nerve damage and organ damage.
Does your child have access to these common chemicals?
- Paint thinner
- Correction fluid
- Nitrous oxide
- Video head cleaner
Certainly most households have one or more of these substances. If you or a loved one is abusing an inhalant or other substance,
Recovery Now TV focuses on the underlying problems that create the need to abuse inhalants and other substances. Our staff medical doctor deals with physical complications and easing the pain of withdrawal and other biological needs. On the mental front, our staff psychologist creates a specific sober living treatment plan involving individual and group therapy to get to the root of unhealthy thinking and behavioral choices.
Call Recovery Now TV today for more information about our facilities and enrollment in
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Choosing a Facility
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Facility for Inhalant Abuse
If this is your first time seeking
treatment for inhalant abuse
for yourself or a loved one, it would be helpful to know which questions to ask when searching for possible treatment programs. RecoveryNowTV.com will guide you in making the most appropriate decision based on your individual needs.
drug treatment programs
, consider the questions below to help guide you to making the most appropriate decision for treatment:
Will the facility work with your health insurance company?
If you have health insurance, please click here or scroll to the bottom of the page to access the complete Insurance Guidance Information page.
Where is the facility located?
Oftentimes facilities will urge you to travel out of your area to receive treatment. Consider the list of pros and cons below for traveling out of the area for treatment.
What governing body is the treatment facility licensed through?
All inhalant recovery programs providing therapeutic services and treatment planning, must be licensed by a State governing body. If one of the facilities that you are considering is NOT part of the RecoveryNowTV network, then you will need to make sure that the facility is licensed through the state.
Is the facility accredited?
If so, what is the accreditation agency governing the facility? Accreditation is a true sign of a quality and safety assurance plan for a facility. While accreditation is not mandatory for a facility, it does provide a higher level of standards for a facility to adhere to. The two major accrediting bodies are The Joint Commission (JCAHO) and Commission on Accreditation of Addiction recovery Facilities (CARF). Both accrediting organizations ensure that the facility actively participates in rigorous quality and safety improvement protocols.
What does a typical day entail?
Ask the inhalant recovery facility go through the daily schedule and feel free to ask questions of each item on the schedule. This will give you an understanding of all of the services offered. This will allow you to take full advantage of the treatment protocols being offered.
What is the price of the treatment?
Are there additional costs over and above the stated cost? Is there a daily rate? Is there an early termination policy?
Is there an extended care program?
When searching for an inhalant recovery facility, if time and your schedule permits, it is recommended that you enter an extended care program or a structured sober living environment. This will ensure that the re-entry back into daily living is a safe transition. Many programs offer a step-down or sober living program which includes mandatory Twelve Step participation, curfews, and drug testing.
Is there a program in place for relapse?
It is important to know if the
addiction recovery program
will support you during a relapse. Many programs have relapse prevention or a refresher course in case of a relapse. Although many people do not want to consider readmitting to a treatment facility, it is important to know that your treatment program will support you if you have a relapse.