Symptoms Of Drug Addiction


Signs that you or a loved one may have a problem with inhalant abuse

Drug addiction is a slippery slope. Just because someone shows the illusion of functioning in society does not mean they don't have a problem. Additionally, just because something can be obtained legally, like alcohol or prescription drugs does not make them any less dangerous and addictive than illegal or synthetic drugs.

When the high wears off and the drug of choice isn't obtainable, people act irrationally - this is a desperate space for the addict. Being 'dry' or without drugs, people will resort to measures they wouldn't normally consider in their sober and sane state. The craving need of another fix is a difficult demon to handle. Never underestimate this level of desire to get high - this is not the person you normally know and logic will not typically reach a person in this state.

Symptoms of inhalants addiction

Symptoms of use and dangers can vary depending on the substance. Typical inhalants are: aerosol products, cleaning fluids, cooking spray, correction fluid, felt tip markers, gasoline, glue, paint, paint thinner, whipped cream.

If you suspect someone in your home has an issue, note the presence of these items in your home.

Signs and symptoms of use can include:

Appearing intoxicated
Brief euphoria
Decreased inhibition
Involuntary eye movement
Irregular heartbeats
Lingering odor of inhalant material
Nausea or vomiting
Possessing inhalant substances
Rash around the nose and mouth
Residue around nose and mouth

Laughing gas

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