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Ives, Richard (2006) Volatile substance abuse: a review of findings in ESPAD 2003. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 12, (5), pp. 441-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/09687630600722594.

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Volatile substance abuse (VSA) is an under-recognized worldwide problem. Data, especially international comparisons, are limited. The 2005 ESPAD report published data on VSA from 35 countries, collected in 2003. Lifetime prevalence of VSA can be as high as 22%, with little difference between boys and girls in most countries. Perceived risk of VSA is worryingly low (comparable to perceived risk of cannabis), varies greatly between countries, and does not seem to be related to levels of use within countries. Neither is perceived availability of volatile products related to national prevalence rates of misuse. International comparisons must be approached with caution, but this report gives useful data on an under-researched issue.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
Inhalents and solvents
Date
October 2006
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1080/09687630600722594
Page Range
pp. 441-449
Publisher
Informa healthcare
Volume
12
Number
5
Notes
Note: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Drugs: education, prevention and policy following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Ives R (2006) Volatile substance abuse: a review of findings in ESPAD 2003, Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 13(5), 441 - 449] is available online at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a758387739?waited=0 Please use the following citation: Ives R (2006) Volatile substance abuse: a review of findings in ESPAD 2003 (Author postprint) in Drugs: education, prevention and policy, 13(5), 441 - 449, [Accessed: (date) from http://www.hrb.ie/ndc]
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HRB 2981 (Electronic Only)
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