Volatile Substance Use in Western Australia
Welcome to the Volatile Substance Use website
There is continuing concern about the misuse of volatile substances in Western Australia, particularly when used by young people. Volatile substance use (VSU) is a dangerous practice which can have devastating effects on the user, their families and communities. Read more...
VSU information resources
The Mental Health Commission has a range of volatile substance use (VSU) resources available to support local strategies to address VSU. These include information booklets for parents, communities and service providers. You can download these resources from the relevant pages of this website or contact the Volatile Substances Program if you require printed versions.
Supply reduction resources
The Mental Health Commission has a range of volatile substance use (VSU) resources available to assist with raising awareness of potential sources of supply i.e.: retailers, industry, contractors and tourists. You can download these resources from the relevant pages of this website or you can contact the Volatile Substances Program if you require printed versions.
Upcoming VSU training events
KA036 - Sniffing, huffing and chroming: Responding to volatile substance use
Mental Health Commission - Thursday 13 October 2022, 10am-4.00pm
Register for this event here
What is VSU?
Volatile Substance Use (VSU), also known as inhalant use or 'sniffing', is the deliberate inhalation of volatile substances for their intoxicating effects.
There are important considerations for developing a strategy to address VSU. For more information, see Guiding principles to ensure an effective response to VSU.
Resources & information
This website contains a large range of VSU-related resources, literature and information available for download.
To access, visit the
VSU Resource Library...