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Van Hout, Marie Claire (2009) Drug and alcohol use among rural Irish adolescents: a brief exploratory study. Drugs and Alcohol Today , 9 , (1) , pp. 20-26.

Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with a random sample of 220 students from schools and youth training centres within a rural area of the south eastern region of Ireland. The results show that against the backdrop of rising drug use prevalence, the attitudes towards drug use of both adolescent users and abstainers have become more liberal and 'normalised'.


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