Read about what is meant by misuse, who misuses and what the indicators are, the health effects of misuse, places of safety and support services for users.
The government and the police have a role to play in supporting young people to overcome volatile substance misuse. Retailers also play an important role by restricting access to products that can be misused.
Police have authority in certain areas to detain a person suspected of misusing volatile substances and take them to a place of safety. Retailers should also be aware of their obligations under the Summary Offences Act 2005 and discrimination laws.