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O'Reilly, Laura and Mac Cionnaith, Criostoir (2019) Crack cocaine use in Ballymun: an evidence base for interventions. Dublin: Ballymun Youth Action Project.

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The primary aim of the research was to explore crack cocaine use experiences in the Ballymun community with a view to informing the establishment of a local policy and practice/intervention evidence base for crack cocaine in Ballymun.

 

The key objectives of this research were:

  • To identify patterns of crack cocaine use in Ballymun.
  • To examine motivations for current crack cocaine use.
  • To explore the impact of crack cocaine use on individuals using crack.
  • To ascertain health risks associated with crack cocaine use.
  • To explore the impact of crack cocaine use on families and the wider community.
  • To document current responses to crack cocaine use in the Ballymun area.

 

This section of the report has provided a policy context, a profile of Ballymun and a background to the research including the research aim and objectives. The following section of the report presents a review of the literature related to crack cocaine. The review of literature considers crack cocaine prevalence and treatment data; polydrug use; local drug markets; the impacts and consequences of crack cocaine use on the individual, family and the community; and interventions and responses to crack cocaine use. This is followed by an overview of the research methodology. Sections four to nine present the research findings and section 10 presents a discussion of the findings. The final section outlines the conclusions and recommendations arising from the research.

Date:November 2019
Pages:62 p.
Publisher:Ballymun Youth Action Project
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
B Substances > Cocaine > Crack cocaine
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Multiple substance use (Poly-drug /Poly-substance)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal distribution of drugs (drug market / dealing)
T Demographic characteristics > Woman (women / female)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin

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