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Tackling volatile substance abuse in Scotland: A training course for the social care workforce

Audio & video

Audio

These interviews are between Re-Solv’s Scottish Field Officer and young people who are ‘looked after’ and live in a residential establishment. The interviews took place in August 2007 and the recordings were used as part of a national one-day conference on volatile subtance abuse (VSA). The young people talk about their experience of ‘buzzing’ or ‘sniffing’ solvents.

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Young people VSA interview #1

Duration: 10'19 minutes

Young people VSA interview #2

Duration: 2'52 minutes


Video

Three videos on the theme of volatile substance abuse (VSA):

  • The Silent Killer (2007) 1
    The Steven Blacker Memorial Walk. Produced by Re-Solv in 2007, this documents the awareness walk marking the first anniversary of the death of 14 year old Steven Blacker from volatile substance abuse (VSA).
  • A Loaded Gun (2002) 1
    Originally intended as part of a pack for schools including a video and a work book for teachers.
  • David’s Story (1995) 2
    An Aberdeenshire parent (and teacher) who lost her youngest son to VSA at the age of 15 describes the circumstances that lead to his death.

Note: These video materials can also be downloaded for offline use.

The Silent Killer

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Duration: 7'53 minutes

A Loaded Gun

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Duration: 11'20 minutes

David’s Story

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Duration: 11'25 minutes


  1. © Re-Solv, email enquiries to information@re-solv.org.
  2. © Grampian Police, email enquiries to servicecentre@grampian.pnn.police.uk.