The practice of "sniffing glue" has been around for generations, but most parents do not even consider that their child would participate in something so obviously dangerous. Unfortunately, many children do. Products such as nail polish remover, lighter fluid, spray paints, deodorant and hair sprays, canned whipped cream, and cleaning fluids are widely available and easy to obtain. Many young people inhale the vapors from these sources in search of quick intoxication without being aware of the serious health consequences that can result.
Breaking My Pattern of Victimization, Violent Relationships, and Domestic Abuse
T.E.A.R - Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships
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Elements of Effective Prevention Programs There is a multitude of effective substance abuse prevention interventions that may have different areas of focus and can be implemented in a variety of settings. Interventions can involve the family, school, and community and may provide substance abuse prevention for an individual or a population of youth by focusing on environmental and community factors and policies, developmental factors, or skill development. The National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA has identified 16 key principles for prevention programs based on risk and protective factors, the type of program, and the delivery of the program.
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. Addiction is the most severe form of a full spectrum of substance use disorders, and is a medical illness caused by repeated misuse of a substance or substances.