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[University Times] , Heaphy, Edmund Three-quarters of trinity respondents to survey use drugs, with majority unconcerned about its impact. (05 Aug 2015)

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Around 75 per cent of over 300 Trinity respondents in the National Student Drug Survey said they had used illegal drugs, while 5 per cent said they had purchased illegal drugs on the dark web, The University Times has learned.

On average, respondents to the survey indicated that they spent €72 a month on illegal drugs. Despite this, over 80 per cent of respondents said they were not concerned about the impact that drugs were having on their lives. This led Lynn Ruane, President of Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU), to suggest that students, who the study indicates are only likely to begin using in their first year of college, have not “begun to associate with the health, social and long-term implications of their drug use because they’re very much in the moment, they’re enjoying drugs, and it’s all very new to them.”....


Item Type:News
Source:University Times
Date:5 August 2015
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Educational institution > Higher education institution (college / university)
T Demographic characteristics > Undergraduate or graduate student
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin

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