Macon Inhalation Addiction Treatment
Holistic Treatment for Inhalation Addiction in Georgia
Inhalant addiction is a serious problem that affects many people across the United States. Inhalants are substances like aerosols, gases, and solvents that are breathed in to produce an intoxicating effect. People who use inhalants can become addicted quickly due to the short-term high they provide and may face long-term health consequences as a result of their habit. Inhalant addiction can cause numerous physical and psychological problems for users, including difficulty breathing, memory loss, organ damage, depression, anxiety, and even death.
At the Georgia Recovery Campus, our Macon inhalation addiction treatment program can help you or someone you love overcome this dangerous dependency. Our beautiful campus is host to a state-of-the-art, standalone detox unit as well as facilities that provide a variety of evidence-based, clinical treatments. We can help you or someone you love safely detox and move forward on the road to recovery.
Why Are Inhalants Addictive, and What Makes Them Dangerous?
Inhalants are typically found in common household items, such as aerosols, cleaning products, paint, and other solvents. The chemical makeup of inhalants causes them to quickly enter the bloodstream and trigger a feeling of euphoria and relaxation that can last for minutes or hours. This intense high is often followed by a debilitating crash that can increase cravings for more inhalants. Over time, users may become addicted to the intoxicating effects of inhalants, leading to an inability to control their use. Easy access to inhalants, many of which can be purchased without issue at retailers, only exacerbates the problem.
Inhalants are extremely dangerous because they contain a variety of different toxic chemicals that can cause significant physical and psychological damage when consumed in excess. Chronic consumption of inhalants tends to do significant damage to the organs, including the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs. Inhalant abuse can also damage the brain, leading to issues with vision, hearing, memory, movement, and other cognitive abilities.
Consuming inhalants can lead to fatal consequences even before an addiction has a chance to develop. The dangerous chemicals in many inhalants, when consumed in a sudden, high concentration, can occasionally cause fatal heart failure within minutes, even in an otherwise healthy young person. Worse still, inhalant consumption can lead to death by asphyxiation, choking, coma, seizures, or suffocation.
What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Inhalant Abuse?
The long-term consequences of inhalant abuse can be severe and include both physical and psychological effects. Physically, long-term damage to the lungs, heart, liver, and brain can result in difficulty breathing, organ failure, memory loss, hallucinations, and depression. Long-term use of inhalants has been linked to an increased risk of death from organ failure or suffocation. Psychologically, inhalants can cause mood disturbances such as anxiety and depression, which may be difficult to treat. To avoid these consequences, someone struggling with this dependency should seek help from our Macon inhalant addiction treatment professionals. Our no-judgment program works to get patients safely off inhalants and help them explore a wide array of customizable treatment options.
Is It Safe to Quit Inhalants “Cold Turkey?”
it is not recommended to quit inhalants "cold turkey." Inhalant addiction is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that demands professional medical treatment. Going "cold turkey" without medical support can be dangerous, as it can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and even seizures. Suddenly quitting inhalants can also lead to heart problems or even death if the user has built up a tolerance to the inhalant.
To learn more about our program, call (478) 216-1110 or contact us online to speak to a member of our compassionate team. Same-day appointments are available.
Because inhalants are contained in everyday household objects that can be plausibly waved away as normal, it can be challenging to initially recognize that someone may be dealing with inhalant addiction. Like any type of drug abuse, however, inhalant dependency will inevitably trigger red flags. If you notice concerning symptoms or changes in behavior in someone who may be abusing inhalants, you should keep a close eye on them and watch out for additional warning signs that signal it is time to have a conversation.
Keep in mind that potentially abusable inhalants can be found in the following common household products:
- Dusting sprays
- Deodorant sprays
- Glue and glue-based products (such as shoe glue)
- Lighter fluid
- Paint thinners
- Paint removers and strippers
- Freon from air conditioning units
- Propane tanks for camping stoves
- Whipped cream cans (which contain nitrous oxide)
Some of the signs that someone may be addicted to inhalants include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Difficulty breathing or speaking
- Excessive and unusual secrecy
- Frequent sniffing or snorting
- Increased presence of inhalant paraphernalia, including aerosol cans, balloons, nozzles, rags for sniffing, and tubes
- Increased presence of items containing inhalants in their home
- Isolation from friends and family
- Lack of coordination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Perceptible loss of memory
- Red eyes and nose
- Runny nose
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unusually high energy levels
Do not wait to intervene if you are confident someone you love is suffering from inhalant abuse.
Remember, inhalants can function like a lethal roulette wheel even in seemingly healthy people, so the sooner you convince someone to get treatment, the less likely they are to experience devastating or even fatal health consequences.
Our team at the Georgia Recovery Center fully understands that every patient’s recovery journey is different, so no two addiction treatment plans are the same. Call (478) 216-1110 or contact us online to discuss how we tailor our treatment approaches to suit the evolving needs of each of our clients.
We understand how difficult recovery is. We work one on one with you every step of the way to ensure we are helping you make the necessary changes to obtain the life you deserve.
When you come to our facility, you are not only getting a beautiful campus and quality services, but you are also getting a team who truly cares about your recovery.
Our dedicated, experienced, and compassionate team of experts is here for you every step of the way. We have the tools, resources, and knowledge to help you on your journey.
At Georgia Recovery Campus we treat the entire mind, body, and spirit. When you come to us, we work one on one with you to select the track that would be most beneficial to you and your goals.