Tuesday, March 31, 2009

In the News - week ending 27th March, 2009

The following news stories about solvent and volatile substance abuse were brought to our attention last week. If you have a story that you would like to report please let me know at information@re-solv.org.


NT petrol sniffing rehab centre under threat ABC Online - Australia ELIZABETH JACKSON: Petrol sniffing and substance abuse has been killing and injuring young people across the Northern Territory for decades. ...

Boy drowns after sniffing glue - police Independent Online - Cape Town, South Africa A 16-year-old boy drowned in a dam near the old Leslie prison in Mpumalanga shortly after allegedly sniffing glue, police said on Thursday. ...

YOUTH FIRST COLUMN: Availability of inhalants makes abuse a problem Henderson Gleaner - Henderson, KY, USA No one knows how many people are dying from inhalant abuse every year, but we know millions use inhalants, particularly young people...

Huffing: Expert Ways in on the Seriousness of its Effects State Journal - Charleston, WV, USA MCMECHEN -- The man known throughout the Ohio Valley as the "Serial Huffer" has apparently done it again. Patrick Tribbett, 44, whose paint-stained face has ...

Monday, March 23, 2009

News items for week ending 20th March, 2009

As part of a new initiative to keep you up to date with all the news stories involving volatile substance abuse (VSA) that come our way, we are introducing a weekly blog entry of condensed stories. These items come from all over and highlight the degree to which VSA remains a serious problem in many communities around the world.

Hampstead woman has long history of 'huffing' Eagle Tribune - North Andover, MA, USA
By James A. Kimble SALEM, NH — A Hampstead, NH, woman arrested in Methuen this week on charges of inhaling compressed air fumes while at a red light has a ...

Officials Push Ban on Sale of Whipped Cream Chargers to Minors Bell Gardens Sun - Los Angeles, CA,USA
Los Angeles students can also expect to start seeing public service announcements on the dangers of “huffing” or inhaling fumes from common household ...

New Australian fuel 'cuts abuse' BBC News - UKA newly developed fuel has successfully reduced petrol-sniffing in Aboriginal communities in Australia's central desert region, a Senate committee said. ...

Senators say new Australian fuel reduces sniffingThe Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A newly developed fuel has almost wiped out gasoline-sniffing among Aborigines in Australia's central desert and should be made ...

Abuse report: Teens sniffing inhalants iTWire - Australia by William Atkins Although a lower percentage of US teens are sniffing, or huffing, inhalants in 2007, the number of teenagers who have abused inhalants has ...

Brothers Accused Of ‘Huffing’ in Parking Lot Wheeling Intelligencer - Wheeling, WV, USA Officers said the mother of the boys, Alicia Huntsman, claimed she came out of the store to find the pair "huffing" from cans of Century Duster, ...

Woman Puts Children in Danger to Huff Paint WTAJ - Altoona, PA, USA BROCKWAY, JEFFERSON COUNTY - A woman has been found guilty of child endangerment for huffing paint. Anjanette Pifer was huffing paint while her two children ...

Parents, Study Finds Inhalant Use Among Teens Down - New York, NY, USA
In 2007, almost 1.0 million adolescents used inhalants in the past year; this represents 3.9 percent of adolescents, which was lower than the rate in 2003, ...

Do you know signs of inhalant abuse? VillageSoup Belfast - ME, USA AUGUSTA (March 18): The key message of National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week, March 15-21: Parents need to know the warning signs of inhalant abuse ...

Belton man looking at fourth charge for huffing paint Anderson Independent Mail - Anderson, SC, USA According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, adolescents and adults do huffing or inhaling various cleaning or painting-related products to get high or ...

Study shows: First drug kids use often found in homes Talk Radio News Service - Washington, DC, USA Today marks the beginning of the 17th annual National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week. The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC) held a press ...

Calls to widen program preventing petrol sniffingABC Online - AustraliaHealth officials say petrol sniffing can lead to brain damage, disability and even death. In 2005 the Federal Government began subsidising the low-aromatic ...