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Van Hout, Marie Claire and Bingham, Tim (2013) Open drug scenes and drug-related public nuisance: A visual rapid assessment research study in Dublin, Ireland. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse , 12 , (2) .

The research was undertaken at a time of increasing public concerns for drug- and alcohol-related public nuisance in the city center of Dublin, Ireland. Rapid Assessment Research was conducted involving qualitative interviewing with drug service users; business, transport, community, voluntary, and statutory stakeholders (n = 61); and an environmental mapping exercise.

The interplay between homelessness, loitering, an influx of drug users via city metro systems, transient open drug scenes, street drinking, drug injecting, intimidation, knife crime, and prescribed medication abuse was evident. Potential strategies to address drug and alcohol related public nuisance are advised to include the relocation of treatment services, targeted harm reduction initiatives, urban regeneration, improved community rehabilitation pathways, and heightened policing intensity.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2013
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Volume:12
Number:2
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Supply reduction policy
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
B Substances > Alcohol
MM-MO Crime and law > Public order offence
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Substance related societal (social) problems > Public intoxication
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
MM-MO Crime and law > Crime > Substance related crime > Crime associated with substance production and distribution

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