Caller: 19-year-old girl calling on behalf of one of her 18-year-old girlfriends
Problem: Started with marijuana and turned to cheaper inhalants
Seeking: Looking for rehab options before brain trauma occurs
Reason(s): Caller wants to know about possible rehab options for an 18-year-old female whom she describes as “one of my best friends,” in relation to her abusing inhalants. Caller states that both she and the person struggling with addiction have been close since her 13th birthday. Caller admits that both she and her friend used marijuana recreationally, but where she stopped smoking marijuana once she no longer had funds for it or knew friends that would give it away for free, her friend sought other methods to get the high she wanted. That is when she says her friend started inhaling various household products to get high. Caller states that she is worried that her friend might be out of control, inhaling just about anything she can get her hands on, various spray bottles, air fresheners, computer cleaner, etc, just to be able to get high. She is worried that her friend may continue because the high is relatively short, inhalants are easy to obtain, and they are cheap as well. Caller states that the thing she fears most is that her friend ends up with brain trauma because of her huffing. She wants to know whether treatment is possible considering that she is not simply hooked to a single drug and what, if anything, could be done for her friend.