Choosing Treatment for Inhalant Abuse and Addiction
Inhalants such as paint, thinners, cleaners and solvents are highly dangerous substances. Even seemingly harmless use of a gas such as helium can lead to deadly consequences. If you suspect that someone you love may be abusing inhalants and suffering from an addiction, call our helpline toll-free for assistance in finding a rehab center that will provide safe, effective treatment for your needs.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment
For most cases of addiction, inpatient treatment is the recommended first option for help. This is because inpatient rehab centers provide around-the-clock support and medical care that ensures patient safety. While outpatient treatment programs can offer support and treatment, the limited care that is available and the lack of 24-hour support can leave too much spare time for those in early recovery who are facing the challenges of withdrawal, cravings and the continued effects of habitual substance abuse.
Do I Really Need Residential Rehab?
If you’re not sure whether you actually need residential rehab or not, consider the following:
- You need residential rehab for inhalant abuse if you have tried outpatient treatment already and did not succeed.
- You need residential rehab if you regularly abuse drugs or alcohol in your home.
- You need residential rehab if you regularly abuse inhalants with your friends or family members.
- You need residential rehab if you suffer from dual diagnosis in which you are addicted to more than one substance or have an underlying mental illness.
How Long Will Treatment Last?
The amount of time that you spend in treatment directly impacts your ability to stay sober. Most inhalant abuse treatment programs provide a minimum of 28 to 30-days of treatment. The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends 90 days to effectively change drug using behaviors. As such, most residential rehab programs will provide 90 days of counseling and therapy as a basis for recovery from inhalant addiction.
If you or someone you love is addicted to an inhalant, call our helpline. We will assist you in finding a treatment program that is not only the right fit for your needs, but that will assist you in taking the strides necessary to get sober. Finding a rehab center can be challenging and downright scary. We understand the apprehensions that you are feeling, many of our support specialists have been addicted too—these specialists are ready to take your call, to guide the way and to support you in your decision to get help.