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What Does Huffing do to My Lungs? Learn the Truth.

Am I damaging my lungs with huffing? Do inhalants put me at risk for respiratory disease? How can I quit huffing?

We get many questions about huffing and inhalant abuse at Archstone Recovery Center. Thankfully, we’re here to help with the answers for you. People inhale a wide variety of substances, from gasoline to toluene. Abuse of inhalants is a highly dangerous way to get high, however. Many health statisticians believe that inhalant deaths are very underreported, and many families will cover up an inhalant death by attributing a heart attack or stroke.

Inhalants are toxic to lungs in many different ways. The leading cause of death from huffing is aspiration of vomit, or sucking vomit into the lungs. However, different agents can cause carbon monoxide poisoning, lead poisoning, liver damage, bone marrow depression, or even burns. Using a plastic bag or enclosed space to concentrate the fumes greatly increases the risk of suffocation. Long-term, huffing chemicals is statistically linked to respiratory depression and hypoxia, and can cause severe brain damage.

If you or someone you know is inhaling, it’s time to seek help. Call now to begin your treatment right away, and kick the habit once and for all. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven to be very effective against drug dependence. Archstone Recovery Center can get you clean, through detoxification, treatment, and therapy. From partial hospitalization, to residential, outpatient, transitional, and extended care programs, Archstone Recovery Center has the right treatment plan to fit your needs. People come from all around come to Archstone, from Florida (FL), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Washington, DC, Philadelphia (PA), Baltimore (MD), New England, and more. Come spend your recovery in sunny Lantana, Florida at our beautiful facility. Call now to begin a new life.

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