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CONTEMPORARY ISSUE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-58

Inhalant abuse in the youth : A reason for concern


1 M.D., Assistant Prof. of Psychiatry, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi, India
2 M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, C.I.P., Kanke, Ranchi, India

Correspondence Address:
J Simlai
M.D., Assistant Prof. of Psychiatry, RINPAS, Kanke, Ranchi
India
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In recent times Inhalant or Volatile substances are emerging as a major drug of abuse in the preadolescent and adolescent age group. Most of the children are from broken homes and poor backgrounds. Inhalants have serious immediate and longterm side-effects and can also cause sudden sniffing death syndrome. It is difficult to control this ever-growing problem because Inhalants or Solvents are widely available. Management issues have been discussed in the review.


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