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Drug Abuse in Children and Adoloscents

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Drug Abuse in Children and Adoloscents

A 10 – year old schoolboy was brought to the child guidance clinic by his parents with problems related to petrol sniffing. Detailed evaluation revealed that he started to inhale it accidently by applying his face against the keyhole of the petrol tank of his father’s motorbike to the point that it became a daily habit. The parents became aware of the drug absuse only after the child burnt his face while pressing it against heated parts of the engine in order to inhale more. The ensuing strict vigilance and punitive measure could not deter him to continue.


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Neetu Ralhan

| Dec 12, 2012

A very relevant and mostly hushed up issue. Great insight and great picture. thanks!

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Neena

| Dec 10, 2012

In my child's school, children were asked to discontinue using correction fluid. This is a crucial piece of information, Thanks!

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VANDANA

| Dec 10, 2012

this article is very useful nd very well written. thanks Dr. John .

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Anurima

| Dec 10, 2012

This article is an eye opener. We are aware of drug or substance abuse and common it is. It is so unfortunate that young children can get into a habit of this kind. Support and understanding are key in sorting out such issues. Thanks Dr. John for this wonderful compilation.

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