Monday, June 29, 2009

VSA News from June

Hello again, and thanks for taking a few moments to have a look at more headlines from around the world featuring volatile substance abuse.

Teens OK after huffing carbon dioxide
KTAK - Riverton, WY, USA They were huffing Dust-Off. That means they were inhaling carbon dioxide from the can of a cleaner used to remove dust from computers...

Police: Man found in mechanic's shop died "huffing" freon
Lufkin Daily News - Lufkin, TX, USA By JESSICA COOLEY A man found dead inside a mechanic shop Monday morning had apparently been inhaling freon, a substance abuse process known as "huffing. ...

Oenpelli tackles petrol sniffing problem
ABC Online - AustraliaShire chief executive, Mark Griffioen, says the community is meeting to decide on a proposed volatile substance abuse management plan that includes the ...

Playing Russian roulette: Officials say inhalant abuse poses ...
Lufkin Daily News - Lufkin, TX, USA By JESSICA COOLEY Earlier this week a Lufkin man found dead with a trash bag over his head apparently after "huffing" Freon became one of 125 ...

Fargo man sentenced for downtown accident
In-Forum - Fargo, ND, USA Ronald Eugene Willis told police he was huffing dust remover before the accident, according to Cass County District Court documents. ...

Girl, 14, dies after sniffing aerosol can
The West Australian - Perth, Western Australia, Australia A Kununurra girl has died in hospital four days after being found unconscious from sniffing aerosol fumes. Kununurra Acting Sen. ...

Aerosol-related deaths uncommon: Police
ABC Online - Australia Police in Western Australia say aerosol sniffing is not common in the Kimberley region, despite the death of a girl from Kununurra on the weekend. ...

Dangers of Huffing
NTV - Kearney, NE, USA Stalker said it's often kids who seek help for huffing. "A lot of them are even 12, not even teens yet or younger when they start this and then they'll move ...

BBFC announces new guidelines
Digital Spy - UK The board has tightened the 12/12A categories with regards to horror and crude sexual references, while solvent abuse has been specified as a classification ...

Burnley man died after sniffing butane gas
Lancashire Telegraph - Blackburn, England, UK But Mr Gorton, 25, of Lyndhurst Road, returned to sniffing butane shortly before his death on February 19. His mother Carol Duckworth told the inquest that ...

GI man faces motor vehicle homicide charges
KHAS-TV - Hastings, NE, USA(6/23/2009) By Anthony Pura - Investigators in Grand Island believe a man may have been "Huffing" when he crashed his truck killing an elderly woman. ...

Midcoast prevention success gains national attention
VillageSoup Belfast - Belfast,ME,USAInhalant abuse in the Midcoast has become a critical issue – according to the 2006 ... Of those teens who die each year from inhalants, 40 percent die...

Lawmaker: Ban 'Whippets' Sales To Minors
KCRA.com - Sacramento, CA, USA The inhalant has shown to cause death from cardiac arrest or asphyxiation and has been tied to Sudden Sniffing Death Syndrome, according to a news...

Petrol sniffer's death at home raises alarm
The Australian - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia His parents, Elijah and Daisy, say Alfaus was weak from the effects of petrol sniffing, a habit they believed he had kicked. Others around Gunbalanya ...

One out of every 10 students is a drug addict
The News International - Karachi, Pakistan Over 40000 street children are involved in solvent substance abuse in merely four major cities of the country namely Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and the twin ...

Petrol sniffing: plan to punish roadhouses
ABC Online - Australia The Senate committee report has identified 10 sites in and around the region covered by the Government's petrol sniffing strategy that do not stock Opal ...

New petrol sniffing scare
The West Australian - Perth, Western Australia, Australia He said yesterday his Halls Creek counselling service was called in last month to help deal with an outbreak of sniffing by a group aged nine to 13. ...

Crime Branch holds seminar on World Anti-Narcotics Day
Rising Kashmir - Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India “Consumption of cannabis and volatile substances like correction fluid is alarming which is often found among young school children,” the findings reveal. ...

Burglar next door jailed for 2 years
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge, England, UK James Earle, defending for Payne, said he had an "unhappy history of care and a fragmented family", adding that he had been involved in solvent abuse from ...

Street urchins sniffing glue
The Daily Star - Dhaka, Bangladesh Rag picker Badsha who is not even a teenager, sniffs glue on the railway lines in Karwan Bazar in the capital while a few other children do the same not far ...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

VSA News updates from around the world

Missing freon in Norfolk, Virginia...Dust Off huffing death in California...glue sniffing in Lincolnshire...

Just some of the news items involving volatile substance abuse over the last few weeks. VSA continues to cause suffering across all areas of society around the world.

Thanks for taking a moment to look at some of these stories.

Freon removed from AC units at Va. Beach apartment complex
WVEC.com (subscription) - Norfolk, VA, USA Air conditioning experts say the Freon could have been taken and used for huffing. If you know anything about these cases, call Crime Solvers at ...

Teens Are 'Huffing' to Get High
KYW1060.com - Philadelphia, PA, USA Another major issue is a problem called huffing. This has rapidly become a popular method for teens to get high but there are many dangers, including brain ...

Teen in debt commits suicide
Straits Times - Singapore By Elena Chong & Jessica Lim AN 18-YEAR-OLD school dropout, in debt from sports betting, fell 13 floors to his death after sniffing glue with his friend. ...

Coroner: Cal State students death was due to huffing
Bakersfield Californian - Bakersfield, CA, USA A huffing death at Cal State Bakersfield has revived a publicly dormant issue in Kern County. Coroner officials confirmed Friday that the March 27 death of ...

Driver crashes three times
Gary Post Tribune - Gary, IN, USA Marshall allegedly told police he had been at a home on Evans Avenue where at least six people were huffing dust remover. He denied huffing it himself but ...

Glue sniffing puts play areas out of bounds
Market Rasen Today - Market Rasen, England, UK GLUE sniffing and other drug abuse in Market Rasen is affecting small children is has emerged, by leaving play areas unusable and out of bounds. ...

Petrol sniffing linked to crime in Oenpelli
ABC Online - Australia The Darwin Magistrates Court has heard a culture of petrol sniffing and property crime has grown amongst young people in a remote Northern Territory ...

Monday, June 01, 2009

Volatile substance abuse news from May 2009

Please take a moment to have a look at these recent links to news items featuring volatile substance abuse.

Service station praised for curbing petrol sniffing
ABC Online - Australia The Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service has congratulated a remote service station on its response to petrol sniffing at a nearby Aboriginal community. ...

Review of The Unloved
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton, UK Life in the children's home is harsh and Morton does not flinch from showing sexual abuse, violence and solvent misuse. Morton admits she was inspired by ...

Whip-its, no laughing matter
Petoskey News-Review - Petoskey, MI, USA “Nitrous oxide is not a safe inhalant when it is not being administered by medical ... “Huffing any of the commonly abused inhalants can cause sudden death. ...

Rapid City Mother Facing Child Abuse Charges
KOTA - Rapid City, SD, USA A Rapid City woman is facing felony child abuse charges for huffing computer cleaner near her three young children. Marcella Dubray was arrested last month ...

North Myrtle Beach man charged with tampering with AC units ...
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach, SC, USA A 28-year-old man was arrested for tampering with AC units and huffing freon from them days after his roommate reported him missing, according to a North ...

Family Talks Of Teen's Tragic Huffing Death
WSOCtv.com - Charlotte, NC, USA Cooper said Moree later admitted huffing gasoline for a cheap, quick high. She immediately took him to counseling. Two weeks later, he spent the night at ...

Kidnap Suspect Has History Of Huffing
WTVC - Chattanooga, TN, USA We researched Jeremy Mizell's past and learned of his addiction to huffing gasoline. Mizell remains in jail with a one million dollar bond, charged with ...

Warning after Huddersfield man dies sniffing lighter fuel
Huddersfield Examiner - Huddersfield, UK A CORONER has warned of the dangers of inhaling lighter fuel after hearing how butane gas claimed the life of a Huddersfield man. An inquest heard how Adam ...

Cause of woman's death released
Valley Sun - La CaƱada Flintridge, CA, USA Cans of compressed gas is often used in inhalant abuse, or huffing. It is the purposeful inhalation of chemical vapors to achieve an altered mental or ...

Cause for concern: Drug, substance abuse catching them younger in city
Expressindia.com - New Delhi, India It's very difficult to quote an exact figure pertaining to the number of total cases, but substance abuse, mostly sniffing correction/white fluid and ...

Jail inmates caught with paint thinner in Eagle County
Vail Daily News - Vail, CO, USA Four inmates confessed to sniffing the paint thinner to get high, police said. The inside of the detention facility was being painted at the time of the ...