Petrol sniffing in Aboriginal communities: a review of interventions


This major review of both the published and unpublished literature on petrol sniffing in Australia examines features of successful strategies for dealing with this complex problem. It explores the context in which sniffing occurs and details primary, secondary and tertiary interventions. It concludes firstly that the sensitive evaluation of programs would facilitate a rational deployment of effort and allocation of resources; and secondly, that the most effective long-term strategies against petrol sniffing are likely to be those that broadly improve the health and wellbeing of young Aboriginal people, their families and communities.

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