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Doyle, Anne and Sunday, Salome and Galvin, Brian and Mongan, Deirdre (2022) Alcohol and other drug use among children and young people in Ireland: prevalence, risk and protective factors, consequences, responses, and policies. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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In most developed countries, substance use is a major public health issue, particularly among young people. Alcohol and other drug use is one of the leading risk factors for disease and injury and is also responsible for a considerable number of premature deaths. The national drugs strategy in Ireland aims to prevent early substance use and to minimise harm for those who have already started to use substances. The strategy also plans to develop existing prevention programmes, with an emphasis on tackling risk factors for vulnerable groups and improving services for young people.

Using multiple information sources, this overview outlines the prevalence of alcohol and other drug use among young people in Ireland. It examines the risk and protective factors that may encourage or discourage young people to begin using such substances and/or lead to problematic use. It also examines the consequences of drug and alcohol use, such as hospitalisations, deaths, and crime. This overview outlines the responses to drug and alcohol use among young people, including treatment data and the strategies and legislation that guide stakeholders in preventing and minimising harm due to substance use.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, 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
General / Comprehensive, Prevention, Harm reduction, Education and training, Policy
Date
June 2022
Call No
REF HRB
Pages
222 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Available), HRB (Available)
Subjects
A Substance use and dependence > Prevalence
A Substance use and dependence > Effects or consequences
B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Hallucinogens / Psychedelics
B Substances > Inhalants and solvents
B Substances > Sedatives, hypnotics or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
B Substances > CNS stimulants
B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude > Attitude toward substance use
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Multiple substance use (Poly-drug /Poly-substance)
J Health care, prevention, harm reduction and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors
J Health care, prevention, harm reduction and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Peer relations / social networks > Level of substance use among peers
L Social psychology and related concepts > Family > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role
L Social psychology and related concepts > Family > Family and kinship > Family relations > Family role > Role of parent / guardian
L Social psychology and related concepts > Family > Family and kinship > Family relations > Parent – child relations
L Social psychology and related concepts > Family > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
N Communication, information and education > Educational environment / institution (school / college / university)
T Demographic characteristics > Child / children
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
T Demographic characteristics > Young adult
T Demographic characteristics > Child of person who uses substances
T Demographic characteristics > Parent / guardian
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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