Huffing Gasoline

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
This story i'm about to tell you is about something that should not be done by anyone who is wanting to pass high school. Let alone, it shouldn't even be done at all.

Submitted: January 28, 2012

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I think it all started when I was about 3. I went outside after i woke up to sit on the Dixon lawn mower outside. I sat there for about 15 minutes bored out of my mind. Then it hit me. "Hmm. I wonder what gasoline smells like." Surprisingly, I managed to unscrew the gas cap off of the gas tank of the mower. When i un-screwed it, I put my nose in the gas chamber, And took one deep breath of the fumes. I didn't hold it in, but the hallucinations hit me like the snap of a finger. I forgot what i heard back then, but it was all crazy.

 

 

Now, I am 13 years old. I went over to my friends house today to see if he was home. Here's a way to put it. "I was bored, so i wanted to smoke some weed." Anyways, He never answered, so i assumed he wasn't home. So here i am, riding home, with the same urge to get high. I'm not a pothead, but i was wanting to smoke weed so badly. Then i remembered  "One time i got high off of sniffing gasoline. That's it!" So when i got home, i went straight to my garage, pulled out the gas can, unscrewed the nozzle, and Huffed away.

 

 

The hallucinations start off with turning everything that you hear into a buzzing noise. If you hold your breath with the gas fumes, a sort of sound would go repetitive, and it would get faster the longer you hold your breath. Then i would hear a really weird song. (There are 3 really weird songs i have heard when i was high off of huffing gasoline). But the song i heard had lyrics something like "Bow down to the rollercoasters (jibberish you can't understand) Bow down to the rollercoasters (more jibberish)". Right when i hear that song, I have a sudden feel of enjoyment and start to do really questionable things like flailing my arms around. I think i can still feel my high. Either that or I have nearly huffed myself retarded.

 

 

I read up on affects to doing this, and I found a wikipedia page. Here is what i found: "Inhaling butane gas can cause drowsiness, narcosis, asphyxia, cardiac arrhythmia and frostbite. Butane is the most commonly misused volatile solvent in the UK and caused 52% of solvent-related deaths in 2000. When butane is sprayed directly into the throat, the jet of fluid can cool rapidly to ?20°C by adiabatic expansion, causing prolonged laryngospasm. Some inhalants can also indirectly cause sudden death by cardiac arrest, in a syndrome known as "sudden sniffing death".[21] The anaesthetic gases present in the inhalants appear to sensitize the user to adrenaline and, in this state, a sudden surge of adrenaline (e.g., from a frightening hallucination or run-in with aggressors), may cause fatal cardiac arrhythmia.[22]

Furthermore, the inhalation of any gas that is capable of displacing oxygen in the lungs (especially gasses heavier than oxygen) carries the risk of hypoxia as a result of the very mechanism by which breathing is triggered. Since reflexive breathing is prompted by elevated carbon dioxide levels (rather than diminished blood oxygen levels), breathing a concentrated, relatively inert gas (such as computer-duster tetrafluoroethane or nitrous oxide) that removes carbon dioxide from the blood without replacing it with oxygen will produce no outward signs of suffocation even when the brain is experiencing hypoxia. Once full symptoms of hypoxia appear, it may be too late to breathe without assistance, especially if the gas is heavy enough to lodge in the lungs for extended periods. Even completely inert gasses, such as argon, can have this effect if oxygen is largely excluded (e.g., via a mask)."

 

 

 

Getting to the point, I think gasoline huffing is something that will put your future life down hill for sure. It can turn you into a vegetable for the rest of your life, It could kill you, You can get caught easily, etc. I got caught once, but i still seem to be doing it. I'm not addicted either. But all i can say is, We'd all be better off smoking pot or cigarettes than huffing gasoline. I even have the assumption that it's worse than any other drug.

 

 

Thank you for reading my story. If you have any questions,  You can ask me in a comment on here.

 

 

 


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