National Intervention Services


National Intervention Services


Huffing Intervnetion

Huffing is the act of inhaling volatile substances to achieve an intoxicating effect. These substances can be inhaled in a variety of ways, such as breathing from an open container of chemicals or placing plastic bags over their mouth and inhaling aerosol gases or vapors. Huffing is most common among teenagers and children, because the items used can often be found around the house, and because they are less likely to understand the risks involved in this behavior. Common substances that are inhaled include hair spray, spray paint, gasoline, butane, spray paint, hair spray, and glue.

It is difficult to determine how many deaths occur due to huffing, as many go underreported and be attributed to underlying health conditions such as heart attack or stroke, but one thing is for certain: huffing is an incredibly dangerous practice, and if your loved one has an addiction to huffing, an intervention should be conducted immediately.

If there is someone in your life who is struggling with huffing addiction, an intervention may be the very thing they need to realize the extent of their addiction and seek the support they need to break the cycle. If you or someone you know requires an intervention, contact our office today at (312) 625-0024. Our intervention counselors are ready to listen, provide support, and answer any questions you have.

The Intervention Process

Although no one ever looks forward to staging an intervention with a loved one, if they are currently struggling with huffing addiction, it is critical to stage an intervention as soon as possible, as doing so may mean the difference between life and death. If you suspect that your loved one may be huffing, look for the following common indications of a huffing addiction:

Inhalants found in the individual’s room and/or inhalants that are missing or found in a strange place

Skin discoloration around the mouth or nose or mouth

Impaired coordination

Paint specks or discoloration around the mouth and nose

Slurred speech

If any of these signs are present, do not hesitate to contact our staff to help your loved one receive the care they deserve.

What To Expect During The Huffing Intervention

One of the most important things to understand about providing intervention support is that every intervention differs, contingent on a variety of factors, including severity of addiction, current relationship(s) with those involved in the intervention, and perhaps most importantly, the individual’s willingness to make a change.

Although every intervention is different, most huffing interventions involve a 2-3-day process where we educate, empower, and help change the dynamics within a family to create an environment that is conducive to healing and change.  First the clinically trained interventionist speaks with the concerned party to gather information.  After initial call, should both parties agree to move forward a customized intervention plan will develop, including but not limited to: who should be involved, where and when the intervention should occur.

Time will be dedicated to prepare the family for the intervention, providing education on the predictable, progressive, chronic disease of addiction. We will also discuss how to practice setting clear boundaries, to support your loved one – though no longer support the addiction.

If the intervention is successful and the addict agrees to accept treatment, they will be transported to the predetermined treatment center as soon as possible. If your loved one refuses to seek treatment, those involved will have no choice but to accept their refusal, and follow through on boundaries established during the intervention process.

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Staging a benzodiazepine intervention for your loved one can be a difficult decision to make, but it is important to remember that this intervention can mean the difference between life and death. It is also important to remember that a benzodiazepine intervention is not just for the wellbeing of the addict, it is also for the wellbeing of you and everyone in your loved one’s life.

Whether you are struggling with benzodiazepine addiction or seeking guidance and support for someone you know, we are committed to providing you and your loved one with the care and support you need. For additional information about support for overcoming benzodiazepine addiction, please contact us today at (312) 625-0024. Help is just a phone call away.


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Regardless of the type of intervention services you are seeking, our team is ready to provide a highly structured, comprehensive intervention approach. We pride ourselves on designing interventions that help families start the journey towards healing. Whether you or a loved one are suffering, we are here to support you. 

Our approach is aimed at helping clients and their families understand the impact that their condition has on their lives. We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our care receives the support and compassion needed to make changes in their lives. 

If you are in need of counseling services, our team of professionals is ready to provide a safe, supportive environment to help you address your substance use or mental health disorder. At AR Intervention, we are committed to ensuring you receive the care and support to begin your recovery journey. We understand that recovery may seem impossible at times. However, there is always hope for a brighter future free of addiction. Our counselors are ready to listen, provide support, and answer any questions you may have. Start your journey with us today!