Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558645
Title:
Solvent abuse: a guide for professionals and parents.
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Unit; Corrigan, Desmond
Citation:
Department of Health. 1994. Solvent abuse: a guide for professionals and parents. Dublin: Department of Health.
Publisher:
Department of Health. 1994. Solvent abuse: a guide for professionals and pare
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558645
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Solvent abuse is the deliberate inhalation of gases, chemical fumes or vapours in order to get a "high" or "buzz" similar to the intoxication produced by alcohol. Solvents are chemicals which change from liquid form into gases or vapours at ordinary room temperatures. A variety of terms are used to describe the practice such as "glue sniffing", "solvent abuse", or, technically, "Volatile Substance Abuse" (VSA). The term "glue sniffing" has been widely used in the media but is inaccurate for two reasons; firstly, a wide range of solventcontaining materials is used and secondly the material is not sniffed but actually inhaled deeply through the nose and mouth into the.lungs. In this publication the term "Solvent Abuse" will be used throughout. While the involvement of young children and teenagers is a recent worrying trend, the use of chemical vapours and fumes to obtain a drug experience is believed to go back to pre-historic times.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; SUBSTANCE MISUSE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH). Health Promotion Uniten_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Desmonden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-29T15:10:50Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-29T15:10:50Zen
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health. 1994. Solvent abuse: a guide for professionals and parents. Dublin: Department of Health.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558645en
dc.descriptionSolvent abuse is the deliberate inhalation of gases, chemical fumes or vapours in order to get a "high" or "buzz" similar to the intoxication produced by alcohol. Solvents are chemicals which change from liquid form into gases or vapours at ordinary room temperatures. A variety of terms are used to describe the practice such as "glue sniffing", "solvent abuse", or, technically, "Volatile Substance Abuse" (VSA). The term "glue sniffing" has been widely used in the media but is inaccurate for two reasons; firstly, a wide range of solventcontaining materials is used and secondly the material is not sniffed but actually inhaled deeply through the nose and mouth into the.lungs. In this publication the term "Solvent Abuse" will be used throughout. While the involvement of young children and teenagers is a recent worrying trend, the use of chemical vapours and fumes to obtain a drug experience is believed to go back to pre-historic times.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health. 1994. Solvent abuse: a guide for professionals and pareen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen_GB
dc.subjectSUBSTANCE MISUSEen_GB
dc.titleSolvent abuse: a guide for professionals and parents.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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