Ryan Johnston of Cornerstone Recovery Center, a drug rehab and treatment center  located in Fort Lauderdale, FL was recently interviewed on the dangers of inhalant abuse. Inhalant abuse comes in many names—huffing, sniffing, dusting, bagging—and many methods—huffing household products, exhaust fumes, or even whipped cream. Due to their easy accessibility, inhalants can be commonly abused by younger people in order to get high.

Earlier this month, a 12-year-old girl died from huffing Freon from the air conditioning unit at her grandmother’s home near Los Angeles, California. Mr. Johnston, Cornerstone Recovery Center’s Admissions Director, discussed the issues of huffing with Los Angeles-based radio talk show host David Cruz of KLTK AM1150:

Ryan Johnston on Huffing (part 1)

Ryan Johnston on Huffing (part 2)

Last month, we discussed the dangerous effects of huffing inhalants. Side effects from abusing inhalants include:

Cornerstone Recovery Center's blog on huffing and inhalant abuse

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Delusions
  • Withdrawal
  • Sudden sniffing death


If someone you know is abusing inhalants, do not hesitate to seek help from a substance abuse treatment center. Cornerstone Recovery Center’s caring staff will strive to treat the issue with the utmost sincerity to guide your friends or loved ones to a healthier life. For more information, call Cornerstone Recovery Center at 1-888-711-0354 today for a confidential consultation about our drug treatment and rehab services.

Special thank you to:

David Cruz is a host for radio show KTLK AM1150