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The Childhood Drug Abuse Epidemic No One is Talking About

If you were walking along the streets of a town in Morocco and came across a small empty tube of bicycle repair glue, chances are good that the cement wasn’t used to repair a tire. More likely is that an adolescent, around 13 – 15 years old, used the glue to get high. And in economically depressed cities around the world, he is just one of hundreds of thousands of children doing the same.

Solvent abuse (or what is often called "huffing" or “glue sniffing”) refers to the inhalation of any volatile chemical solvent, including those found in paint thinner, tire glue, nail polish, hairspray and even White Out. In low doses, the solvents cause euphoria akin to temporary drunkenness;…

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