We’ve previously discussed Freon huffing and its dangerous side effects, but law enforcement recently commented that huffing is a growing problem for juveniles, adults and police. Syracuse police have already dealt with two separate incidents involving huffing the fumes from a can of air duster, the product used to clean computer keyboards.
The first situation concerned a woman who allegedly stole a can of air duster from a store in Syracuse and then passed out in the parking lot after inhaling the fumes.
Last Sunday, a teenager rolled the car he was driving several times after he huffed air duster and passed out. The passenger of the teen’s car was able to get a hold of the steering wheel and neither occupant was severely injured. The driver was charged with several crimes, including: driving under the influence, abuse of a psychotoxic chemical, not using a seat belt and running a stop sign.
When a person uses illegal drugs, misuses prescription drugs or household items, he runs the risk of becoming addicted. Unfortunately, addictions can cause people to do things that they wouldn’t do normally. If your child has an addiction you should get him help immediately. Give him the gift of a better quality of life.
On the other side of the issue is legal trouble. If an addiction has caused your child to get into a legal bind, call a Utah juvenile defense attorney immediately. An experienced juvenile attorney will be your child’s advocate in the juvenile justice system.
Fortunately, the juvenile justice system focuses more on rehabilitation than punishment. Nevertheless, there’s no need to try and handle the law on your own while you’re supporting your child’s recovery. Contact an attorney who will be the legal expert you and your child need during a difficult time.
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