INHALANT (WHIP-IT & DUST-OFF) REHAB

Victory Bay Drug Guide

If you’ve ever heard of “huffing” or “sniffing,” this act refers to the ingestion of inhalants. Inhalants include chemicals that can be found in hundreds of household products, including glue, paint, cleaning fluids, aerosol sprays, nail polish remover, and more.

Unfortunately, inhalants are often discovered at a young age and teenagers continue to be the most common age group for this type of drug. Each year, more than 2.6 million children aged 12-17 use inhalants to get high and many end up with an inhalant addiction.

Inhalant (Whip-it & Dust-Off) Abuse

SYMPTOMS

Inhalants are ingested through the nose or mouth and affect the central nervous system by slowing down brain activity. When this happens, it can also produce a “high” effect. Some symptoms of inhalants include:

  • A rush of euphoria
  • An overall warming sensation
  • Dulled physical sensations
  • Altered visual and/or auditory experiences

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Dangers & Effects

Inhalants are otherwise known as “whip-its,” “snappers,” or “poppers” and generally refer to the inhalation of solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrites. Because these substances contain chemicals, it can be very dangerous to ingest them. Inhalant abuse effects include:

Short-term effects include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of coordination
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Headaches

Long-term effects include:

  • Increased risk of liver damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Brain damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Increased risk of kidney damage

Withdrawal

Inhalants can be both physically and psychologically addictive and can produce strong urges to use again and again. When an individual’s body becomes used to the effects of inhalants and then they suddenly stop their huffing addiction, withdrawal effects can occur:

  • Sleep problems
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Muscle cramps

Treatment Option

Inhalant dependence is a dangerous dependence and at Victory Bay, we’re here to help you eliminate your need for solvents, aerosols, gases, and/or nitrates. We offer treatment for inhalants that is customized to each individual to offer the best in treatment, care, and support. Our professionals can help you get back to being healthy in a friendly, comfortable environment. Don’t let inhalants cause damage to your mind and body – contact Victory Bay today.

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