Chippewa County, WI: The driver of a 2013 fatal car crash is being held on trial for homicide by vehicle-use control substances. Duster cans were found on the passenger floorboard at the time of the crash. His attorney argues that the blood test, taken while the young man was in a medically-induced coma, is a violation of his rights. Further trial dates have been set.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Via: The Daily Advertiser
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia: Wagga’s Gatehouse is deteriorated rapidly after a string of school children set fire to the building after using it as a location to huff aerosol deodorant.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Via Kiro 7
Ashford, WA: A 51-year-old man was arrested after his roommate reported that he was being aggressive and refusing to leave their home. He suffers from inhalant abuse, and spends close to $1,000 each month on whipped cream, huffing 50 to 75 cans per day. After his arrest, two knives were found in his possession and he admitted to an inhalant addiction.
Monday, August 7, 2017
A new SAMHSA study “Understanding Adolescent Inhalant Use” by Rachel N. Lipari, Ph.D. discusses current trends in inhalant abuse. This report explores inhalant abuse trends among adolescents between the ages of 12-17 collected from The National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Of the 1.8 million people who reported abusing inhalants in the past year to get high, 684,000 were adolescents between the ages of 12-17 with use decreasing in age. The entire report can be found here. Key findings include:
· Felt-tip pens/markers or magic markers were the top reported type of inhalant used to get high 6.7% with glue, shoe polish, or toluene coming in second and spray paints in third.
· Female adolescents reported higher usage of inhalants compared to male adolescents (3.2% vs. 2.3%)
· Adolescents of all races/ethnicities, across the United States are vulnerable to inhalant abuse
· There were no statistically significant differences in the percentage of inhalant abuse depending on geographical location
Although only 684,000 adolescents reported using inhalants to get high, this report highlights the continued need to educate parents, teachers, and teens about the risks of inhalant abuse. To learn more visit: www.inhalant.org