Every parent in America should be concerned about illicit drugs such as cocaine and marijuana for example. However, there are dangers with common household products and over-the-counter medications. Many household products contain volatile solvents or aerosols, such as glue, nail polish remover, spray paint, whipped cream canisters, and cleaning fluids. Over-the-counter drugs are found in every household medicine cabinet throughout the country. For example, these are cough and cold medicine, pain relievers, or nasal decongestants. These types of chemicals and drugs when abused in large or even small amounts, can produce a desired high. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, around 21.7 million Americans aged 12 and older uses inhalants at least once in their lives. Over-the-counter drugs because an increased amount produces a high, and they are taken with other drugs to amplify the effects.
A drug intervention for teens and adolescents is important because despite not being an adult, it is difficult to convince them to agree to get treatment. Even if an adult is abusing inhalants or over-the-counter drugs, intervention is still a good option. Addiction forces people to avoid the consequences of his or her actions. If you are struggling with someone who is addicted to drugs such as these, Newman Interventions will help. Our intervention group has worked with addicts all throughout the country, abusing all types of drugs. Professional interventionists know what to expect, and help your family plan a successful intervention.