Hong Kong Med J 1996;2:213-5 | Number 2, June 1996
Volatile solvent abuse: an escalating health hazard among Hong Kong teenagers
E So, S Lee
Department of Psychiatry, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong
The aetiology and complications of paint thinner abuse in a 12-year-old boy are discussed. The importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the treatment and prevention of this increasingly common form of substance abuse among teenagers in Hong Kong is emphasised.
Key words: Substance abuse; Substance dependence; Administration, inhalation; Substance use disorders
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