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Raising awareness of petrol sniffing in urban South Australia

Date posted: 10 October 2011

Professional educators Warren Miller and Jimmy Perry spend most of the year travelling through rural and remote South Australia, trying to divert people in Aboriginal communities away from petrol sniffing. They are both project officers for the Makin' tracks program, which offers help to communities in order to develop strategies to prevent petrol sniffing, alcohol and other drug use. However, they have recently been working with young Indigenous people in Adelaide who have brought their habit to the city. Their concern is that petrol sniffing is not recognised as a problem in urban areas of SA, only in Aboriginal communities. They are trying to raise awareness and funding for the issue, so it can be dealt with in both urban and regional communities.


Jimmy Perry and Warren Miller
Project Officers
Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council (SA) Inc.
155 Holbrooks Road
5032 SA
Ph: (08) 8351 9031
Fax: (08) 8352 4546


Last updated: 11 October 2011
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