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Taylor, Keishia and Babineau, Kate and Keogan, Sheila and Whelan, Ellen and Clancy, Luke (2016) ESPAD 2015: European Schools Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs in Ireland. Dublin: Department of Health.

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The main purpose of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) is to collect comparable data on substance use among European students aged 15 and 16 in order to monitor trends within, as well as between, countries. The 2015 wave of the ESPAD survey marked the sixth occasion that Ireland has participated in this collaborative international project.

Additional aims of the project include:

  • to describe the prevalence of the use of alcohol and other drugs among students born in 1999 (aged 15-16 years old);
  • to compare prevalence and other relevant influences with ESPAD data gathered over the past twenty years;
  • to provide the opportunity for comparison between European countries regarding substance use; and
  • to indicate main trends in substance use over time.
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances, Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter, Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
September 2016
194 p.
Department of Health
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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