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Van Hout, Marie Claire and Hearne, Evelyn (2017) The changing landscape of Irish Traveller alcohol and drug use. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 24 , (2) , pp. 220-222. DOI:10.1080/09687637.2016.1197886.


The aim of this commentary is to illustrate how the changing social situation and fragmentation of Traveller culture overtime which once offered resilience and protection against alcohol and drug abuse has contributed to a rise in associated problems and addiction within Traveller communities in Ireland. We present here extant available literature on this issue.

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