Document Type

Report

Publisher

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Place of Publication

Mt Lawley, Western Australia

School

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Comments

Originally published as:

Amaranti, T. (2016). Plain language review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

Original article available here.

Abstract

This review is a plain language version of the Review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2016). It provides key information on the use of volatile substances (petrol, paint, glue and other substances), among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia. Technical terms are explained and information is provided in an easy to understand format, with additional graphs and images to illustrate data. This plain language review provides background information on volatile substance use in Australia as well as information that has specific relevance to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including:

  • effects on health from using volatile substances
  • how many people use volatile substances
  • social and financial costs from volatile substance use
  • how to reduce volatile substance use.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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