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Should inhalants be included in Australian school-based drug education?

by Sarah MacLean

This article questions whether inhalants should continue to be excluded from school-based drug education curricula in Australia. It argues that rationales provided for such a policy in Victoria are, in the main, not supported by recent research. The Australian evidence-base about drug education makes it difficult to predict the outcomes of providing young people with education about any form of drug use, not just inhalants. Nonetheless, a strong case may be made (particularly in disadvantaged communities) for policy change on this issue.

('Youth Studies Australia', 2007, v.26, n.1, pp.25-31.)
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