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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Moth Ball Addiction (Overview)

This is an addiction to sniffing moth balls which are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. It is very dangerous.


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What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?

What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?

Repeated sniffing of: Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/naphtech.Html#acute ;. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Moth Ball Addiction (Overview)

This is an addiction to sniffing moth balls which are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. It is very dangerous.


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What is the treatment for moth ball addiction?

Moth ball addiction: Is very dangerous. Inhalation of moth ball vapor or licking/ ingesting moth balls can have severe health consequences. Strongly encourage comprehensive medical evaluation to determine health status and working with an addiction psychiatrist.Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. ...Read more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

counseling
1 hrs, every other day for 3 months
tell your doctor. and seek medical care
once
develop support network, stop lying, tell family
once
12 step program support
once
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What are the symptoms of moth ball addiction?

Repeated sniffing of: Moth ball vapors, licking or sometimes ingesting moth balls despite health risks. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/naphtech.Html#acute ;. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: moth ball addiction?

What is the definition or description of: moth ball addiction?

Inhalent: This is an addiction to sniffing moth balls which are made of naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. It is very dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for moth ball addiction?

Moth ball addiction: Is very dangerous. Inhalation of moth ball vapor or licking/ ingesting moth balls can have severe health consequences. Strongly encourage comprehensive medical evaluation to determine health status and working with an addiction psychiatrist.Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to moth balls - what can I do?

I'm addicted to moth balls - what can I do?

See a psychiatrist: Unusual desires to eat things (or smell things) are collectively called "pica", and often indicate serious underlying emotional, psychological and psychiatric issues, and occasionally are an indicator for an underlying physical problem. You need to see your family doctor first, and if nothing physical is revealed, get a referral to a mental health specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls?

What does it mean when your breath smells like moth balls?

Plaque bacteria: Most bad breath comes from bacteria in your mouth. Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? You need to brush your teeth, floss and clean your tongue, and see a dentist regularly. Periodontal disease will cause bad breath. If your mouth is clean and healthy then see md. Medical causes could be diabetes, acid reflux, gerd, allergies, post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop i keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

Should i be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop i keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

She may have a : Dangerous addiction. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/naphtech.Html#acute ; http://npic.Orst.Edu/factsheets/pdbtech.Html#chronic. Suggest that. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more