Re: Is my brother huffing butane?
Not to freak you out, but the lighter thing is a telltale sign that someone is smoking crack. They can go through more than a lighter a day, and usually take the metal piece off to make the flame longer, so they can smoke it through a pipe. I've had to deal with crack addiction in the past and scratched my head for a long time over the lighter thing. I would find piles of disgarded lighters with the metal pieces missing... I too wondered if he was trying to do something with lighter fluid, but when crack addiction is present, the truth usually comes out pretty quickly.
I'm not saying that is what is going on, just sharing my experience.