Detoxing from inhalants varies in its difficulty depending on how much, how long, and which inhalant(s) were used. Withdrawal symptoms can include sweating, nausea, muscle cramps, agitation, shaking and chills, headaches, and hallucinations. Some users may even have convulsions. It is important to have a medical detox when withdrawing from inhalants because of the damage the chemicals have done to the brain and body. Here at Recovery Ways our staff can help the patient through the cravings and other symptoms but also make sure that their organs are healthy and if not, can help make them so. After detoxing and addressing any bodily and brain damage, we can help the patient understand why they started using the drug and teach them ways that they can avoid relapsing. With our individualized care, we can provide the right treatment for each patient that will allow them to maintain a healthy sober life.
Depending on how long the addict has been abusing inhalants and which inhalants they used their can be significant physical symptoms that may need to be monitored with a medical detox.
Inhalants directly affect the central nervous system and brain and can cause irreversible mental damage. When detoxing from inhalants the user may experience some psychological symptoms as well as any psychological effects from using the drug, both can be managed in a medical detox.
Inhalant addiction is a rare substance dependency but is becoming more common among teenagers. With regular use inhalants can cause a physical and psychological dependence. Users may know of the negative effects and still use the inhalants without being able to stop. Most users will use the inhalants multiple times a day, every day.
Long-Term Withdrawal Symptoms
Inhalants can cause irreversible damage to the brain and other vital organs that can cause life-long difficulties for the users. The most difficult withdrawal symptom for inhalant abusers is the cravings. The difficulty with this is that inhalants are easily accessible and there are so many different variations. Recovery Ways will give them the tools they need to overcome their cravings and addiction. We will also help them understand their addiction and why it may have started as well as any co-occurring disorders.
Managing Withdrawal at an Inhalant Detox Center
It is important to have a medically supervised detox when withdrawing from inhalants because of the complications that can arise. Recovery Ways clinical staff will make sure patients are comfortable and safe. The convulsions can be fatal and any damage done by the inhalant abuse could also cause many difficulties that the user wouldn’t be able to handle on their own. We can also offer medications for any anxiety or depression that may result from the detox. We make sure that our patients remain healthy and safe throughout the entirety of the detox.