Friday, August 21, 2009

August VSA headlines from around the world

Re-Solv's periodic look at the global VSA situation, including the first links highlighting a new radio campaign in Scotland advised by Re-Solv's Scottish office.

Campaign launched to combat solvent abuseAberdeen Press and JournalThe “Not To Be Sniffed At” initiative aims to inform parents about the dangers of volatile substance abuse and to encourage them to talk to their children ...

Substance abuse dangers highlighted stv.tv The dangers of volatile substance abuse (VSA) amongst youngsters are being highlighted by a new health campaign. The 'Not to be Sniffed at' campaign, ...

Boy treated after huffing Port Clinton News Herald YORK TOWNSHIP -- A Township boy was treated at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after huffing dye, authorities said. The 17-year-boy could face unruly juvenile ...

Arrest for the Supply of a Volatile Substance – Alice Springs Australia.TO A man will face court later this month on charges of supplying a volatile substance to three teenagers in Alice Springs. Police received a report just after ...

'Huffing' air leads to charges Moultrie Observer MOULTRIE — A Moultrie man was arrested after he allegedly crossed over North Veterans Parkway while “huffing” compressed air Tuesday afternoon. ...

Overall drug abuse down but heroin abuse increases Channel News Asia - Singapore As for inhalant abuse in Singapore, which includes glue sniffing, the situation remained the same. Latest numbers showed 344 cases so far this year, ...

Police: Unlicensed Teen Driver Crashes After 'Dusting' TheDenver Channel.com She said they had been "dusting," which is the recreational practice of inhaling compressed chemicals to cut off oxygen flow to the brain, creating a mild ...

Son's death motivates woman to try and save others Business Gazette - Gaithersburg, MD, USA by Laura C. Jackson Special to The Gazette Mitchellville resident Janna Zuber's son died after taking an inhalant seven years ago. ...

Area woman in trouble with the law again for huffing WQOW TV News 18Eau Claire (WQOW) -- An area woman is in trouble with the law again for her addiction to huffing. Last week, authorities found Lisa Waggoner-Roberts of ...

'I've been sniffing it since I was 7' Indian Express He is edgy as he talks: “I've been sniffing it since I was seven or eight.” Vijay's father is a rickshaw puller; his mother died some years ago. ...

Teen admits huffing before fatal crash WFMJ One of the survivors of that crash, Kaylynn Barko, tells the Ohio Highway Patrol that just prior to the crash Manchester was huffing, using an aerosol can. ...

Tasered Homeless Man Catches on Fire CBS News - New York, NY, USA From the look of him and with substance abuse, no wonder he's homeless. ... placed restrictions on the sale of some solvent-containing products to minors, ...

Raid police find jumbo drug stash The Sun - London, UK A GRIEVING mum yesterday warned parents to be on their guard after shocking figures revealed Scotland has Britain's highest number of solvent abuse deaths. ...

Taser use near flammable materials limited Lancaster Eagle Gazette Adam Pillar said huffing dangerous materials is not uncommon in Lancaster. "It's usually kids that don't have access to any other type of drug," Pillar said ...

Monday, August 03, 2009

Re-Solv news roundup - VSA headlines for July

In the news - More headlines from around the world detailing the tragic consequences of volatile substance abuse. Following the recent report from St George's University London which indicated that VSA deaths, particularly amongst adults, are rising, the following stories highlight the problem in more detail. Please spare a moment and take a look.

Govt considers petrol sniffing advice ABC Online - Australia... will consider a recommendation from a Senate inquiry to help encourage remote roadhouses to sell Opal fuel in a bid to curtail petrol sniffing. ...

Burnley drug addict (24) dies after sniffing butane gas Burnley Express - East Lancashire, UK A BURNLEY man receiving help for a drug problem died at home after taking an accidental overdose, an inquest heard. Mr Steven Gorton (24), of Lyndhurst Road ...

Police say woman was huffing while driving before crash FOX 21 Online - Duluth, MN, USA They suspect she had been huffing--inhaling compressed air from an air duster product, causing her to pass out off and on, all the while driving west on ...

Uptown Magazine - Winnipeg's Online Source for Arts, Entertainment ... Uptown - Winnipeg, MB, Canada The seemingly perennial problem of solvent abuse is in the news once again, with reports this past week that H1N1-plagued Manitoba First Nations communities ...

'Huffing,' reckless driving contributed to Pierre teen's death ... Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls, SD, USA PIERRE - Huffing an inhalant, reckless driving and failing to wear a seat belt all were contributing factors in a crash that killed a Pierre teenager, ...

11000 addicted children get help Metro - London, UK There were also 22 under-12s who were treated for solvent abuse. Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb described the figures as horrific. ...

Huffing charge faced airman before accusation of killing Indianapolis Star - United States By Jason Thomas An airman from Greenwood who police say shot and killed his girlfriend in California last weekend was charged with huffing while on ...

Police suspect boy was huffing before disturbance phillyBurbs.com - Philadelphia, PA, USA Police tracked the boy and a 21-year-old man to the condo after receiving a call that several people were "huffing" balloons in the area of Tulip Road and ...


Huffing Incident Illuminates Deadly Habit KETV.com - Omaha, NE, USA A Lincoln teenager who passed out in a grocery store restroom after huffing compressed air from a canister of dust remover was a recent reminder of the ...

Coroner: Woman likely died from huffing air freshener The Herald-Times Bloomington, IN, USA But Piper said items found at the scene point to a huffing-related death. “All the signs were present for a huffing overdose. ...

Father's solvent abuse campaign - Peterborough Today Re-solv will celebrate its 25th anniversary later this year, and Mr Cullington will use his experience to help teach and support parents and youngsters affected by solvent abuse. Chris died after suffering a heart attack after inhaling ...


Australian engulfed in flames after being TaseredThe Associated PressSYDNEY — A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a ...See all stories on this topic

WA todayMan set on fire by police TaserWA todayThe man has been charged with assault to prevent arrest and possession of a sniffing substance while the 18-year-old woman has been charged with two counts ...

Man catches on fire after use of Taser Sydney Morning Herald A man caught alight after police used a Taser on him as they responded to reports of petrol sniffing in a remote desert community in Western Australia. ...

Sex Assault Arrest in Morgan Co. WAAY She told police she thought McGinnis had been huffing gasoline before the attack. McGinnis was arrested without incident at his home. ...

4 kids rescued from fumes in Dallas motel; parents accused of ... Dallas Morning News - Dallas, TX, USA By STEVE THOMPSON / The Dallas Morning News A man and woman are accused of sniffing paint thinner in a far northeast Dallas motel suite as fumes filled the ...

Father appeals to young people after daughter's aerosol death Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom... recommends that adrenaline should not be used or should be avoided in (cardiac) arrest situations where there is evidence of volatile substance abuse. ...

Two teenagers dead after sniffing aerosols Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom Mrs Peake said she had caught her daughter sniffing nail polish two years earlier at the age of 14 with a friend and had “taken the head off her” for it. ...

PRIVATE DWYER'S LAST BREATH Ethiopian Review - Washington, DC, USA He knew huffing was dangerous: Within seconds of even the first hit, Dust-Off can cause cardiac arrest. Which is why, at first, the soldier kept his habit ...

Woman arrested after 'huffing,' passing out in front of officers Sarasota Herald-Tribune MANATEE COUNTY - A Bradenton woman was arrested after she was found passed out in a pharmacy parking lot after huffing from an air can, the Bradenton Police ...

Man charged with 'huffing' inside store Lancaster Newspapers By RYAN ROBINSON, Staff Writer A New Providence man faces charges after police say he huffed nitrous oxide from 20 cans of whipped cream inside a ...