Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February VSA headlines

Please take a few moments to read the headline VSA news for the last four weeks. These include an article about the death of a young mother in Cardiff; VSA concerns in Scotland; A speech delivered at Re-Solv's 25th anniversary celebrations; and a variety of news items from around the world.

UK

Cardiff mother, 15, died after inhaling lighter fluid BBC News A 15-year-old mother died after sniffing lighter fluid, an inquest in Cardiff has heard. Hasina Jenkins, from Gabalfa, Cardiff, had a heart attack after ...

Mum of lighter fluid death teen speaks out Wales Online And an inquest heard this week how she suffered a heart attack after inhaling lighter fluid in her boyfriend's home. Her heartbroken mum said she had no ...

Death speech touches MP Peterborough Today By Asha Mehta A HEART-RENDING speech made by a Peterborough man whose life was torn apart after losing his fun-loving son to solvent abuse 10 years ago is ...

Thieves raided flat hours after drug user died Stoke & Staffordshire Matthew Potts died at neighbour Christopher McKie's Chesterton flat after using heroin and butane gas, as well as drinking cider. ...

Eastwood pupils in the know about drugs Eastwood Advertiser The DARE project (Drugs, Abuse, Resistance, Education) is a ten-week course looking at the dangers of drugs, smoking, solvents and peer pressure. ...

Jogger raises concerns over Braes drivers sniffing gas The Paisley Daily Express IDIOTIC motorists are putting lives at risk by inhaling potentially deadly lighter gas and then getting behind the wheel in Paisley. ...

Drug addicts 'need a drop-in centre' Belfast Telegraph... Ards, Enniskillen, Banbridge and east Antrim have been identified. Over a fifth of youths, aged 11-16, have used illegal drugs or solvents.

Concern over solvent abuse at Fraserburgh Aberdeen Press and Journal He said: “Solvent abuse, no matter where it takes place, is a concern. “But it is especially disturbing when it's within school grounds, because they are ...

Kids see mum sniff 12 gas cans a day The Sun By LUCY CONNOLLY A PATHETIC mother has admitted sniffing 12 cans of lighter fuel A DAY in front of her distraught children. Jobless Sindy also inhaled ...

Ex-drug user shares his story on new blog The Star Mark, who grew up in Rossington, was aged just 10 when he started using solvents and within a year was smoking cannabis. Kicked out of two schools, ...

Group tackling teen solvent use. South Wales Evening Post A GROUP which helps teenagers with solvent abuse in the Gwendraeth Valley has been praised — but more still needs to be done. Children as young as 13 have ...

Republic of Ireland

Nearly 22% of Children Abuse Inhalants by 8th Grade eMaxHealth Within minutes of inhaling a substance, the user experiencs intoxication, similar to the feelings one gets when drinking alcohol. ...

USA

Illinois officials want harsher penalties for huffers Bloomington Pantagraph Williamson County Assistant State's Attorney Ryan Hall said he sees the same handful of people being caught by police for what is known as "huffing" -- a ...


Sheriff: Suspect in Willits casino arson under influence of solvent Santa Rosa Press Democrat Gerald Simpson, 40, was so intoxicated from apparently inhaling toluene that he could not answer questions or walk without assistance when deputies arrived ...

ACE Launches Multimedia Campaign to Support Inhalant.org and the ... Business Wire (press release) “Allison, her mother and her sister Sue all provide their heartfelt messages to parents and teenagers about the danger of inhalants and the hope for ...

Dothan wrongful death lawsuit set for April trial date Dothan Eagle Prosecutors convicted Farmer of the murder charge because she was under the influence of an inhalant after she'd apparently been “huffing” in the car. ...

Early drug use problems: Kids, inhalants, and huffing Psychology Today When it comes to drug use problems, inhalants are often the first drugs that young children decide to experiment with. The habit is often called huffing. ...

Grand Forks man pleads guilty to assault and huffing Grand Forks Herald Christopher Storey, 20, was given credit for time served and ordered to a year of supervised probation for huffing butane and assaulting his grandfather ...


Nearly 22% of Children Abuse Inhalants by 8th Grade eMaxHealth Within minutes of inhaling a substance, the user experiencs intoxication, similar to the feelings one gets when drinking alcohol. ...

Man gets 18-20 for fatal wreckCasper Star-Tribune OnlineBreazeale's then-girlfriend was in the pickup at the time and testified during his trial that he passed out after huffing one of the cans to get high in the ...

Australia



Petrol Laws Allow for Treatment of Dangerous Substance Abuse Problem TestCountry.com (blog)The Northern Territory Government approved changes to the Volatile Substance Abuse Prevention Act, which is aimed at identifying and treating young people ...

Girls caught sniffing deoderant Mackay Daily Mercury ONLY two days into the school year and three youths were caught sniffing deodorant in the City Heart. On Thursday one of Wallace and Wallace Lawyers partner ...

New Zealand

Petrol-sniffing child burned New Zealand Herald By Kara Segedin A petrol-sniffing 12-year-old was seriously injured and a woman is dead after two separate fires in Manukau last night. ...

Second death in 24 hours involving inhalants Otago Daily Times In a paper he co-wrote on the topic for The New Zealand Medical Journal, it was noted "inhalant abuse was a persisting problem in New Zealand". ...

Death in South Dunedin not suspicious Channel 9 It is believed the death of a young Dunedin man may have been the result of inhaling LPG gas last night with a group of friends. At about 12.10 this morning ...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Re-Solv 15% off resources sale!

Re-Solv is offering a 15% reduction (25% to members) on all bulk orders over £100 on all our professional and educational resource materials and VSA training throughout February. This offer includes bestselling titles such as our YOUTH WORKER’S ACTIVITIES PACK, TOXIC AGENTS, and our popular CUPBOARD leaflet for parents and carers. Full information about all our publications is available at: http://www.re-solv.org/publications.asp.

If you are looking to replenish your stock of VSA materials, or are interested in booking professional training on volatile substance abuse, please take advantage of this offer by visiting http://www.re-solv.org/publications.asp, or contact our Information Officer, Steve Ream, directly on 01785 817885, or by email: information@re-solv.org.

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