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    Man Worried About Cousin Abusing Inhalants

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    Man Worried About Cousin Abusing Inhalants

    Caller: 26-year old man calling on behalf of his teenage cousin

    Problem: Inhalants addiction

    Seeking: Rehab treatment options for inhalants and possible intervention

    Reason(s): The man is concerned that his younger cousin is actively abusing inhalants. He said that he came across a number of different objects in his cousin’s room when they were both playing Xbox. He said, “When we talked, it was almost like he was constantly out of it, sort of like his head weighed 100 pounds.” The man does admit that he did not put two and two together until he saw a few bottles that had vague titles on them, similar to what he had seen for sale at the local gas station. He said, “I do remember hearing a little bit about inhalant abuse on the news. However, I would have never guessed that a family member would actually have issues with that stuff.” The man admits that he has done some research online and knows about the potentially dangerous effects of inhalant abuse. He also realizes that addiction can be a serious issue, especially if the person struggling with addiction is a teenager. He would like to know how to proceed with the situation and what – if anything – he can do to help. He is looking into nearby treatment options needs a counselor to call back to discuss possible ways to discuss this with the parents.

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