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PM: Vet Warns Of Huffing Addiction

Aaron Draper relays his story of becoming addicted to huffing aerosol cans while incarcerated at the Ada County Jail in Boise Dec. 19. Draper was an Army flight medic when he was injured in an IED attack in Iraq and subsequently suffered from PTSD and migraine headaches. A fellow soldier introduced Draper to huffing aerosol aerosol to relieve those headaches. He became addicted, and ended up being arrested having passing out in a field in Boise after stealing 42 cans. Story here. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski)

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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