2021, Cilt 8, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 346-352
19 Years with Butane-Propane Addiction: A Case Report
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü Psikiyatri Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Kırşehir, Türkiye
Keywords: Addiction, butane-propane gas, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatric nursing

Volatile substance addiction and toxic gas inhalation are important health problems today. The most important reasons for this situation are that it is cheap and easy to supply, and there is no legal supervision. Since butane-propane is used less frequently than other addictive volatile substances, the number of studies on this subject is quite low. This case report is aimed to examine in detail the addiction process of MY, who has been intermittently addicted to butane-propane gas for 19 years, to introduce the psychoeducation process given to be aware of the thought errors that feed the addictive process and to develop skills of coping with addiction. A total of 12 individual interviews were conducted with MR. In these interviews, awareness was raised about the situations that trigger substance use, efforts to quit, and the reasons for relapse, physiological, psychological, and social problems caused by substance abuse, and prepared for a substance-free life. With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques that will support recovery from addiction, it was aimed to recognize the dysfunctional parts of the way of thinking, life goals were established, problem-solving techniques, coping strategies, family and social support systems were strengthened.