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Guide to conversations about drugs and alcohol ( PDF 1mb )

This video about volatile substances, or 'huffing', is for New Zealand parents, caregivers, whānau and those working with young people to understand basic facts about inhaling substances, or huffing. Don't stop here, start a conversation.

Did you know that these toxic chemicals are commonly found in New Zealand households? Using them to feel out of it is very dangerous but very uncommon. They are usually designed to be used as a poison, fuel, or cleaning product. Any use of these substances carries a risk of sudden death. They should always be avoided.

Comic volatile substances

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About Did You Know

These tools and resources were initiated by the Counties Manukau AOD Provider Collaborative and the New Zealand Drug Foundation with support from Odyssey. Expert advice and participation from young people were used in their development. Creative by Mohawk Media and Mōca.