Could your child be getting high from items you purchase?
Do you have items under your kitchen sink that could be abused by a foolish youth?
In my opinion one of the most dangerous ways for a child to get high is from huffing. Unlike smoking a joint, taking a drink, or popping a capsule, huffing is impossible to quantify. The other major concern of this cheap form of substance abuse is that it is usually younger children doing the huffing. There is no doubt that this method of getting high puts the involved youth at risk of loosing his or her life.
Inhalants can cause sudden death. Inhalants can kill the user instantly. Inhalant users can die by suffocation, choking on their vomit, or having a heart attack. Inhalants can kill a child the very first time they use them. Some people are concerned enough to lock the alcohol cabinet to detour teen drinking, but how many pay attention to the items listed below that are used for huffing?
Stay informed. Inhalants include a large group of chemicals that are found in such household products as aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, glue, paint, paint thinner, gasoline, propane, nail polish remover, correction fluid, and marker pens. None of these are safe to inhale-they all can kill you.
There are many options for parents with a child that is found huffing. They include substance abuse treatment programs, teen boot camps, juvenile boot camps, and if necessary hospitalization. If you find your child huffing, it is important that you realize the seriousness of this behavior and find help immediately.
Teen substance abuse facts about various types of drugs
Many cocaine addicts unsuccessfully spend their lives trying to reproduce their first high
In an effort to help educate parents of at risk youth, we will post information and links about the various types of substances abuse going on and the substance abuse treatment programs that we are aware of.
Cocaine is a highly addictive drug. It works in the same way as heroin and nicotine by tapping in the brain's natural reward (dopamine) pathways. You experience pleasure every time you take it and a distinct lack of pleasure once it wears of, thus reinforcing the compulsion to take more.
Teen drug abuse and teen drinking are two major concerns expressed by parents struggling with a defiant teen. Like occasional cigarette smoking, occasional "harmless" recreational cocaine use can slip easily into regular nasty long term abuse. This substance abuse can lead parents of at risk youth in search of substance abuse treatment programs.