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What is Solvent addiction?

What is Solvent addiction?

  • Solvent addiction: Solvent addiction refers to the compulsive need to abuse solvents (e.g. sniffing them). Sufferers have withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop the habit and feel unable to stop the habit despite knowing the harm it is causing their health. Solvents are very damaging to the body and can readily result permanent brain damage and even death. Death can occur through chronic use and in rare cases can occur after one session of use. Children and teenagers are particular at risk for this type of addiction - it is readily available and users feel it gains them greater acceptance from their peers. Solvents includes paint thinner, toxic markers, gasoline, cigarette lighter fluid, typing correction fluid and nail polish removers.

Solvent addiction: Introduction

Types of Solvent addiction:

Broader types of Solvent addiction:

How serious is Solvent addiction?

Complications of Solvent addiction: see complications of Solvent addiction

What causes Solvent addiction?

Causes of Solvent addiction: see causes of Solvent addiction

What are the symptoms of Solvent addiction?

Symptoms of Solvent addiction: see symptoms of Solvent addiction

Complications of Solvent addiction: see complications of Solvent addiction

Solvent addiction: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Solvent addiction.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Solvent addiction.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Solvent addiction: Psychiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Solvent addiction.
Treatments for Solvent addiction: see treatments for Solvent addiction

Name and Aliases of Solvent addiction

Main name of condition: Solvent addiction

Other names or spellings for Solvent addiction:

Solvent-inhaling addiction


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