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Two Year Addiction to Near-Death Experience
Inhalants (Duster)
by Pr0d1g1um
Citation:   Pr0d1g1um. "Two Year Addiction to Near-Death Experience: An Experience with Inhalants (Duster) (exp78543)". Apr 20, 2019.

  repeated inhaled Inhalants (gas)


[Erowid Note: Our understanding of the literature is that there is no such thing as safe recreational use of volatile solvents, aerosols and other street inhalants : their psychoactive effects are inseparable from nerve and organ damage. We have chosen to include these reports to help document the real world use of inhalants, but their inclusion is not intended to imply that they are anything but dangerous.]

The first time I tried huffing, was about 3 years ago, when I was 15. I had been heavy into drug addiction - at the point where I was downing whole bottles of cough syrup and pills to feel anything. I started inhaling 'Dust-Off' daily, as many as 10 times.

The last two times are most of what I can remember. I remember inhaling it, and running to the couch remembering sitting down, which I apparently did not - as when I came to, my head was covered in blood, and I was on the floor by a glass table which had a corner smeared in blood. That was not fun to explain to parents.

I probably inhaled Dust-Off 3 - 10 times a day, for 2 years. I was having near-death experiences. And the last time I did it, I ran up my stairs after inhaling it, hoping to get to my bed before I was completely incapacitated, and upon reaching the top of the stairs, I saw nothing - black, I could see myself, standing in front of me - slapping me in the face - hard, I tried to put my arms in front of my face - I felt them against my face, but I couldn't see them, and I kept being smacked in the face.

I have been to literal hell, and thought I was satan, had experiences with God, and figured out the universe entirely, I now have brain-damage, and have post-tramautic stress disorder.

By the time I stopped - I could not understand language much - I couldn't understand the concept of family, or why anything worked how it was supposed to work - I couldn't look at myself in the mirror, because the odd-material humans are made of scared me because it seemed to foreign to me - sometimes I read, and words suddenly look like foreign shapes to me, and I can't decode them in my head. This drug has killed a friend of mine, and led me to many suicide attempts.

Oh, sure it's an escape, but I have no idea what real insanity is like - I'm lucky I'm not like that to this day.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 78543
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Apr 20, 2019Views: 1,527
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