Where to Go for Rehab for Inhalant Abuse

Over 20 million surveyed Americans ages 12 and up admit to using inhalants to get high. When most people think of drug abuse and addiction, they don’t picture everyday household items along with heroin needles, spoons, dirty pipes, and crumpled foil. But, many people inhale dangerous household chemicals and solvents to get a rush or a high. In some cases, these people become addicted and dependent on inhalants. Their lives begin to take a dark turn, and they get into financial, legal, and relationship trouble. Fortunately, inhalant rehab facilities are equipped with caring, trained professionals who can treat inhalant abuse and addiction.

What are the long-term health consequences of inhalant abuse?

Below are the common inhalants that people abuse:

  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Solvents
  • Gases
  • Nitrates

Inhalants produce a quick and intense high similar to alcohol intoxication, and users will experience excitement, then drowsiness, dizziness, and irritability. An overdose of inhalants can lead to unconsciousness.

How addictive are inhalants?

Most people who use inhalants frequently over a period of several days will develop a strong dependence on them. Mild withdrawal symptoms will also occur. Inhalants are legal and widely available. Without proper treatment to address a person’s underlying issues, it’s very easy for them to relapse and continuing abusing inhalants.

What are the health risks of inhalant abuse?

Inhalant abuse can kill someone. High levels of nitrates in the bloodstream can lead to:

  • Asphyxiation
  • Coma
  • Choking
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • Fatal accidents

Inhalant highs can cause the user to become extremely uncoordinated. Users are easily confused and suffer from hallucinations. They can injure themselves, fall, or get into a car accident. Since the high from inhalants is similar to alcohol intoxication, the same risks for injury apply in inhalant abuse.

What does it take for lifelong sobriety and recovery from inhalant abuse and addiction?

People with addiction have numerous underlying issues that are causing them to abuse drugs and alcohol. Often, patients in rehab facilities have comorbid conditions like anxiety or depression that they are self-medicating with drugs. To reach sobriety and reduce the risk of relapse, patients must address their underlying issues and comorbid conditions. Only treating the drug addiction without fully understanding the patient as a whole person is just managing a surface issue. But, people who go to rehab and work with therapists and counselors for the long-term can live a life completely free of drug addiction and prevent a relapse from occurring.

How can family members help someone with an inhalant addiction?

People who are suffering from drug addiction need support and encouragement from family and loved ones. Frequently, families with a history of drug addiction and abuse need integrated care, and family therapy is beneficial for getting to the root of the drug abuse and also helping family members to put in place firm boundaries.

Without guidance from trained counselors, patients and their families are at a high-risk of falling back into old, harmful habits once the person makes an initial recovery. It is crucial for patients and their families to get treatment where drug addiction is involved.

Innovative Treatment Plans and Community Support that Create Lasting Sobriety 

If you or someone you love has become addicted to inhalants, the road to recovery begins at Casa Capri. Our women’s only prescription rehab is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment program that is designed for lasting recovery by an all-female staff that truly understands the sensitive and complex issues young women face as they recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Our deeply bonded sisterhood includes clients, alumni, and staff supporting each other as we walk the path of joyful sobriety together.

At Casa Capri, we are passionate about delivering the tools, structure, and skills that will empower you to reach your goals, dreams and a build a happy, healthy sober life. You don’t have to struggle anymore; we are here for you and will hold your hand every step of the way. Give us a call at 855-816-8826. Our process admissions team is available to talk 24 hours a day.

Empowering Young Women to Heal Their Hearts and Find Their Happy 

Once you arrive at Casa Capri’s accredited inhalant addiction rehab, your first stop will be at our medically supervised detox. Under a doctor’s care, you’ll safely and comfortably be detoxed from all addictive substances. Next, you’ll begin your personalized treatment plan, designed for your unique journey.

At Casa Capri, we are here to heal all of you, wholeheartedly. We empower our clients to let go of destructive patterns and beliefs and embrace healthy new behaviors that build confidence and self-esteem. No matter what you have struggled with—an eating disorder, trauma, depression or anxiety—we have a variety of therapeutic, experiential and holistic programs that will cultivate the deep healing you’ll need to find long-term recovery and create a fresh, new amazing life. Casa Capri is your hope away from home. You can recover; we’ll show you how. Just pick up the phone and call us at 855-816-8826.


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