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 ...