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 ...