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Galvin, Brian (2006) Drugs and Diversity seminar. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 20, Winter 2006 , p. 7.

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This seminar, hosted by Merchants Quay Ireland and Pavee Point, explored issues identified in two recent studies dealing with drug use among members of new communities in Ireland and among Travellers.1,2 The authors of the two reports, Caroline Corr of the Combat Poverty Agency and Professor Jane Fountain, University of Central Lancashire, presented their findings.  Mr Manjit Singh Johal, Service User Involvement & Advocacy Officer, Derbyshire Drug and Alcohol Addiction Team, and Mr Yaser Mir of the Centre for Ethnicity and Health, University of Central Lancashire, also spoke to the seminar.  The seminar was held in Dublin on 2 November and was attended by delegates from several statutory, community and voluntary organisations and NGOs. 

1.       Corr C (2004) Drug use among new communities in Ireland: an exploratory study.  Dublin:  National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

2.       Fountain J (2006) An overview of the nature and extent of illicit drug use amongst the Traveller community: an exploratory study.  Dublin: Stationery Office.

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