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National Advisory Committee on Drugs. Cox, Gemma and Whitaker, Teresa (2009) Drug use, sex work and the risk environment in Dublin. Dublin: Stationery Office.

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Action 98 of the National Drugs Strategy 2001-2008 required the NACD to carry out research on drug misuse among at-risk groups, including prostitutes/sex workers. In response, the NACD undertook this study to explore female and male problematic drug-using sex workers' lived experience of risk, and how the risk environment can mediate the individual’s capacity to reduce the risk of harm. The concept of the risk environment was broadly defined as comprising risk factors that are external to the individual. Thus, the 'environment' encompasses not only the physical space within which drug-using sex workers live and work, but also the social, economic and policy environment.

Date:12 May 2009
Call No:Ref. NACD
Pages:207 p.
Publisher:Stationery Office
Corporate Creators:National Advisory Committee on Drugs
Place of Publication:Dublin
Accession Number:HRB 4631 (Available), HRB 4633 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
MM-MO Crime and law > Vice crime > prostitution
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Prejudice (stigma / discrimination)
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour

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