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Inhalants are broken down into four categories: solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrites. Obviously, these drugs are taken by inhaling. Inhalants are various products easily bought or found in the home, such as spray paints or cleaning supplies. People don’t typically think about inhalants as drugs because they’re not intended for getting high. However, some people use them for that purpose. These drugs can be addictive, which can lead to the need for an addiction treatment center.

Solvents include:

  • Paint thinners or removers
  • Gasoline
  • Glue
  • Aerosols
  • Spray paints
  • Aerosol computer cleaning products

Gases include:

  • Whipped cream aerosols or dispensers (whippets)

Nitrites include:

  • Room odorizer
  • Liquid aroma


What Are inhalants?

Inhalants are a drug easily bought at grocery stores, hardware stores, can found in the home, at your office or in the refrigerator. Inhalants are drugs that you inhale to get a short high from. Inhalants are dangerous when misused and can cause a serious addiction.

Is My Loved One Using Inhalants?

Signs someone may be using inhalants include sores/burns around there mouth, red eyes, runny nose and even appearing intoxicated. If you are worried about a loved one reach out to a recovery specialist today to discuss treatment options.

Can Inhalant Abuse Kill You?

Inhalant abuse can cause severe brain damage, kidney and liver failure, and eventually death.

Short-Term Effects

  • Slurred or distorted speech
  • Lack of coordination (control of body movement)
  • Euphoria (feeling “high”)
  • Dizziness

Long-Term Effects

  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Delayed behavioral development
  • Brain damage

Symptoms of Withdrawal

Withdrawal from inhalants can cause worsening mood swings, irritability, anger, and agitation in many people who are trying to detox themselves from inhalants. When withdrawing from inhalants you may also lack of energy and show symptoms of exetreme anxiety and paranoia. Insomnia is also common when withdrawing from inhalants.

I'm Addicted to Inhalants. Now What?

The best way to treat inhalants addiction is by seeking help. Entering treatment allows medical professionals and clinical therapists to determine the severity of the addiction, find and treat any underlying co-occurring disorders, and helps those addicted to inhalants learn new coping skills, create recovery communities and finally end their addiction to inhalants. Amatus Recovery Facilities located around the country can help make this process easier. Every facility evaluates patients and learns about their history with addiction. This helps us create a treatment plan specifically for you. Once a treatment plan is created, a team of dedicated professionals will determine the severity of the addiction and if medical detox is needed. Detox can include uncomfortable symptoms, but 24-hour medical professionals will help to ensure safety and comfort. After the withdrawal symptoms subside is when an individual can continue the path of recovery during inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, or outpatient programs.

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Step 1

The first step is reaching out to TruHealing Centers for help by calling 833.631.0525 or completing our online form. Once you contact us, the recovery process can begin.

Step 2

Next, our TruHealing Centers team will perform a complete assessment of your health and addiction history. We then use this information to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan that is personalized to your specific recovery needs.

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Step 3

The final step is when the tough work begins.This is the step when you embrace recovery by attending treatment programs and therapy sessions. Our combination of healing both the mind and body from addiction gives you the best chance at lon-lasting recovery.

Knowledge Bank

If you’re asking yourself this question, you probably do need the support of a team of professionals. At TruHealing Centers, our team is ready to provide you with the comprehensive treatment programs that you need to overcome inhalant addiction.

Our TruHealing Centers team has decades of combined experience in the addiction treatment field. We provide treatment and therapy programs that help you heal both physically and mentally from the toll that addiction takes. Also, we have treatment centers across the country, so chances are that there is a center near you.

Take the first step in your recovery journey by calling 833.631.0525 or completing our convenient online form.