alexa The Global Problem Of Solvent Inhalant Abuse, Patterns And Hazards
ISSN: 2155-6105

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy
August 04-06, 2014 Hilton-Chicago/Northbrook, Chicago, USA

Alaaeldin A Elkoussi
Plenary Session: J Addict Res Ther
DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.S1.015
Abstract
S olvent inhalant is a term applied to a diverse group of volatile, psychoactive substances found in a number of common commercial products. Solvent inhalant abuse refers to the intentional inhalation of vapors from these products to achieve intoxication. Abusers self-administer inhalants to maintain a preferred level of intoxication. Solvent inhalants are easily available, inexpensive and not illegal; which collectively contribute to their abuse by individuals of lower socioeconomic status who cannot easily get other drugs of abuse. Yet, rates of inhalant abuse are currently increasing in other socioeconomic groups indicating an abuse epidemic.Today, inhalation of volatile substances is practiced worldwide, with a marked variability in the type and pattern of substances abused.Hence, inhalant abuse has become a particularly serious health and socioeconomic worldwide problem. In Egypt, a local glue Kolla is widely abused; especially among street children. In a previous study in our labs; we identified the physicochemical, neuropharmacological and some of the toxicological properties of this glue in rats. In the present study we explored more behavioral, biochemical, neuropharmacologicaland toxic effects of Kolla inhalation. Effects of inhalation on brain neurotransmitters (GABA, serotonin and dopamine) levels were studied in rats, in a trial to find out the possible mechanisms underlying these effects.In addition, we evaluated the influence of glue sniffing on liver and kidney functions and the pathological changes occurring in the brain of rats following glue inhalation. This presentation we will focus on the numerous hazards of solvent inhalant abuse and toxicity.
Biography

Alaaeldin A Elkoussi is a professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Assiut College of Medicine since 1984. He was the Department Chairman between 1996- 1999 and 2005-2007. He obtained his PhD in 1972 and in 1982 and 1984 was granted postdoctoral fellowships in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. From 1990 to 1994 he worked as a Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Drug Design and Delivery and Center for Drug Discovery, University of Florida and in 2002 obtained a Hubert Humphrey Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. He has published over 50 manuscripts in international journals and presented several lectures and research work in more than 40 international scientific conferences

image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords