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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Volatile substance misuse (VSM) service

 

Overview

The Volatile substance misuse (VSM) initiative 'Place of safety' provides support and assistance to young people aged 12 to 17 years, who engage or are at risk of engaging in volatile substance use such as petrol and glue sniffing in the community of Mount Isa, Queensland. The service also aims to reduce the incidences and extent of harm associated with alcohol and/or cannabis and provides a range of interventions to address harm associated with volatile substances and other drugs among young people.

The VSM service provides five components of support while focusing service delivery towards early intervention, prevention and community engagement. Components include:

Abstract adapted from Young People Ahead (YPA)

Contacts

YPA Headquarters
11/13 Fourth Avenue
Parkside Qld 4825
Ph: (07) 4743 1000
Fax: (07) 4743 1030
Email: admin@ypa-isa.com.au

Mount Isa Youth Shelter
Ph: (07) 4749 0840
Ph: 1800 614 544 (free call to all services)

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Last updated: 11 September 2014
 
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