Friday, October 3, 2008

6-8 Kids in a Coma or Dead from Inhalant Abuse Each Year in KY

From the Louisville Courier-Journal in Kentucky:

The article discusses the importance of physicians and annual check-ups for adolescents. It states that a doctor can often be “more persuasive” in reaching children with a preventative message.

One pediatrician notes, “some adolescents are getting high off common substances, such as glue, paint and gasoline, that are used as inhalants.” “We get six to eight kids in (a) coma or dead every year just from inhalant use, and that should never happen."

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