Patterns of petrol sniffing and other drug use in young men from an Australian Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.

@article{Burns1995PatternsOP,
  title={Patterns of petrol sniffing and other drug use in young men from an Australian Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory.},
  author={Christopher B Burns and Peter d'Abbs and Bart J. Currie},
  journal={Drug and alcohol review},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={159-69}
}
Petrol sniffing and use of other drugs were examined among 48 males aged 13-32 years resident in a remote Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land. The study group consisted of 13 non-sniffers, 13 ex-sniffers and 22 current sniffers. Unemployment was highest among those with a history of petrol sniffing. Employment and family influence emerged as major reported reasons for individuals stopping petrol sniffing. The findings of the study suggest that strategies to reduce petrol sniffing should not… CONTINUE READING