What’s up, everybody? Welcome to using my story. Today we’re going to talk about something called whippets. Did you know that a seemingly harmless household item like whipped cream in a canister can be used as a recreational drug? Today we’re going to talk about whippets.
Whippets are small canisters of nitrous oxide, also known as Nas, which is used as a propellant and whipped cream dispensers. However, some people have started to use these canisters to get high. When nitrous oxide is inhaled, it can cause a range of effects on the body, including dizziness, headaches, nausea, loss of coordination. Inhaling too much nitrous oxide can lead to oxygen deprivation, which can be extremely dangerous and even result in death. In fact, nitrous oxide is responsible for more deaths than any other inhalant.
Nitrous oxide can also have an impact on the brain. It could cause euphoria and a sense of relaxation. It can also lead to confusion, disorientation, and hallucinations. Prolonged use can also result in damage to the nervous system and even in permanent brain damage. In fact, some studies have shown that chronic nitrous oxide use can result in memory loss and cognitive impairment.
Whippets can also be addictive, and people who use them regularly may develop a tolerance and need more of that drug to achieve the same effects. This can lead to dependency and a cycle of drug abuse. In fact, some studies have shown that up to 16% of people who use whippets regularly will develop a substance use disorder on the addiction scale. We’re going to rate whippets out of seven out of 10. Whippets are toxic, and the effects of inhaling large amounts can be extremely dangerous. The oxygen deprivation caused by nitrous oxide can result in seizures, loss of consciousness, and even death. In fact, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there were over 1500 cases of nitrous oxide abuse reported in 2018 alone.
For the toxicity scale, we’re going to rate it out of eight out of 10.Withdrawal symptoms from whippets can include mood swings, insomnia, even depression. It’s important to seek medical help if you or someone you know is experiencing withdrawal symptoms. In fact, some people may experience severe withdrawal symptoms that require medical attention, including seizures and even hallucinations.
Withdrawal symptoms from whippets can include mood swings, insomnia, even depression. It’s important to seek medical help if you or someone you know is experiencing withdrawal symptoms. In fact, some people may experience severe withdrawal symptoms that require medical attention, including seizures and even hallucinations. Withdrawal scale. We’re going to rate it at 8 out of 10.
If you or someone you know is struggling with whip and abuse, their resources are available to help. This can include addiction hotline, support groups, medical treatment. It’s never too late to seek help and overcome addiction. If you need to reach out to the link in my bio, we have tons of resources. If you need someone to talk to, maybe your family or loved ones are struggling, you could always reach out to me and I’ll give you some ideas or tips on how you could help them get their life back.
Whippets may seem like a harmless way to get high, but the risks far outweigh any perceived benefits. Stay safe and make smart choices
Now, one thing I want to talk about also when it comes to whippets, I remember personally going to house parties and seeing people bring out big old tanks of Nos. And what they were doing is they were selling it by the balloon. So everybody they’ll they’ll put the Nos in a balloon and they’ll sell the balloons for five or 10 bucks.
I remember one time I was with my friend and he did three balloons one after another, while this dude ended up falling out and pooping all over himself. He pooped on himself in the party. He peed on himself. He was throwing up all over himself. Now I don’t know what you think is a good time, but that definitely doesn’t sound like a good time. Other times I’ve done the balloons and I’ve fallen out and blacked out. I remember one time I was doing super good.
I was like 3 or 4 days sober and I was actually, you know, in treatment. And when I was in treatment we were cleaning up the desk and I noticed somebody left computer cleaner by the desk. And I told my buddy I said no, why are they so stupid to leave this computer cleaner here? And he’s like, what do you mean it’s just computer cleaner? And I said no it’s not. And I took the computer cleaner and I sucked up half of that can or maybe more.
So before I did, before I did the computer cleaner, I was thinking, like, man, I could probably get used to this living a good life being sober. I could probably, I could probably do this immediately after I did the whippets or that computer cleaner. My mindset changed right away. I went from thinking I could do this, I could be sober. Then when I did the computer cleaner, immediately I thought, and this is stupid, why am I here? I need to get the heck out of here right away. What changed? Well, just a just a little open door.
Just one small open door going backwards. One small opportunity to get high. This is what happens to so many of us. We we get clean and sober and we say, man, I could probably still smoke, I could probably still drink, I could probably do this, I could probably do that. But all your addiction need is that one little opportunity to take you back to where you used to be. So stay away from it if you’re clean and sober, even if you only have one day or a couple hours.
Keep, going down that path because it’s going to get a lot better. If you need help, feel free to reach out to me and we’ll see you next time.
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