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VSU eBook

This eBook is an interactive version of the Review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2016). The purpose of the review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of key information on volatile substance use (VSU) for people involved in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. The eBook was developed with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners in mind. It offers a brief overview of the nature of:

  • volatile substances
  • the effects of VSU
  • current approaches to VSU
  • supply and demand reduction approaches
  • treatment responses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The eBook contains various media such as:

  • videos
  • infographics
  • an interactive way of annotating and highlighting text
  • links to other relevant sources.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers can engage with the topic of VSU in ways that HTML or PDF versions of documents would not usually allow. This eBook is interactive, visually engaging and filled with multimedia. Explore and visualise relevant information, hear and watch what people have to say about VSU.

The eBook has an associated infographic video and static infographic

VSU eBook


The VSU eBook is a powerfully interactive resource at your fingertips. Explore up-to-date information in the palm of your hands.



Data has been optimised for your smart device. The eBook promises an engaging visualisation of the information you need to know in your practice.



Not everyone has time to read. Hear and watch what people have to say on VSU. The multimedia in this eBook aims to share the stories that matter.

Last updated: 23 October 2017
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