According to Munson (2002) treatment facilities for inhalant abusers are hard to find and the relapse rate is high. Beauvais, Jumper-Thurman, Plested & Helm (2002) assessed the attitudes of drug user treatment program directors towards the problem of inhalant abuse. Findings from their survey show that program directors perceive a great deal of neurological damage incurred through inhalant use and have a general pessimism about treatment effectiveness and recovery. According to Beauvais, Jumper-Thurman , Plested, & Helm (2002) drug treatment providers are not yet equipped to handle inhalant abuse and dependence.
According to the Americna Academy of Pediatrics (2005) Treatment for inhalant abusers is usually long-term, sometimes as long as 2 years. It must address the many social problems most inhalant abusers have and involves: