Maine Inhalant Abuse Prevention
National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (NIPAW)
- Did you know that 9.6% of Maine students in grades 7-8 reported that they have abused inhalants?
- Did you know that an inhalants user can die the 1st, 10th or 100th time a product is misused as an inhalant?
National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week (always the 3rd week in March) was created by the National Inhalants Prevention Council to increase awareness and understanding about the use and serious risks of inhalant involvement. The NIPAW campaign seeks to involve youth, schools, media, police departments, health organizations, civics groups and others to reduce inhalant use.
Want to get involved? The campaign can be conducted anytime and anywhere there is a need for inhalant awareness education. Call 1-800-269-4237 to add your organization to the list of NIPAW Partners and receive a Local Coordinator’s Kit. For more information, visit the website at: http://www.inhalants.org/nipaw.htm
Free Online Course for Parents: <http://www.inhalantabusetraining.org/>
Select Maine Parent Training
What You Will Learn
- What is Inhalant Abuse?
- Products to be Concerned About
- How Products are Abused
- Who is at Highest Risk of Abusing Inhalants
- The Dangers of Inhalant Abuse
- How Inhalants Can Cause Death
- What to Teach Your Child about Inhalants
- When and How to Get Your Child Help
The training takes about 15 - 20 minutes to complete.
One page handout about this Parent training PDF
Maine Inhalant Abuse Prevention Task Force
A statewide taskforce of the Maine Office of Substance Abuse, in partnership with the New England Inhalant Abuse Prevention Coalition, was formed in order to identify the nature of the inhalant problem in Maine and recommend model prevention practices designed to reduce inhalant abuse.
Report: Inhalant Abuse in Maine Findings and Recommendations of the Maine Inhalant Abuse Prevention Task Force, February, 2005 (PDF)
- Reporting Strategies for Inhalant Abuse in Maine Word | PDF
- Frequently Asked Questions: Inhalant Information for the Press and Other Professionals Word | PDF
- Traditional and Non-Traditional Partners for Inhalant Abuse Prevention Word | PDF
- Key Resources in Inhalant Abuse Prevention Word | PDF
- Key Messages for Adults Word | PDF
- School, Home and Office: Examples of Inhalants and Safer Alternatives Word | PDF
- Sample Inhalant Abuse Prevention Messages Word | PDF
- Inhalant Abuse in Maine Word | PDF
- High Risk By Public Health District Word | PDF
- Inhalant Abuse and Your Body Word | PDF
- Youth Service Providers: Inhalant Abuse Prevention and What You Can Do About It Word | PDF
- Criminal Justice Practitioners: What You Can Do About Inhalant Abuse Word | PDF
- Sample Action Plan for Inhalant Abuse Prevention Word | PDF
- Inhalant Abuse Check List Word | PDF
- What Teachers Can Do About Inhalant Abuse Word | PDF
- Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kit Word | PDF
- Parents: What You Need to Know About Inhalants Word | PDF
Last updated: 3/11