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 ...