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Partnership for Drug-Free America Warns of Dangers of Using Inhalants

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a non-profit agency working to teach kids and teens about the dangers of substance abuse. While overall teen drug use is on the decline, new numbers show more pre-teens abusing inhalants. The regional manager of a Partnership for a Drug Free America made a stop in Buffalo blitzing the area with a new anti-drug message -- inhalants kill.

Alarming new data reveals more pre-teens are using inhalants to get high. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America says abuse of inhalants by middle school children has increased to 44-percent over a two-year period. It's the latest form of drug abuse among children.

Advertising is the biggest tool used by the Partnership to reach out to kids and especially parents on the dangers of inhalants. The Partnership's regional manager Kevin Collins says inhalant use is especially on the rise among sixth graders.

Click the "listen" icon above to hear Eileen Buckley's interview with Collins.