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O'Gorman, Aileen (1996) Illicit drug use in Dublin. In: Illicit Drug Use in Europe: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference on Drug Use and Drug Policy, Amsterdam.

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Preliminary data are presented from a two-year qualitative study on the development of problematic drug use, which has been found to be spatially concentrated in the most marginalized areas of Dublin city. The study will assess the relationship between problem drug use, unemployment and socio-economic deprivation in these areas. Initially defined trends and patterns in the drug-using careers of Dublin's young adult population are described here, and the data is placed in the context of social and economic trends and policy responses to drugs. Uneven geographical development of visible drug problems mirrors the uneven geographical development of socio-economic disadvantage.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Call No:AA2, VH4.2 Dublin
Page Range:pp. 51-57
Event Title:Illicit Drug Use in Europe: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Conference on Drug Use and Drug Policy
Event Location:Amsterdam
Keywords:socioeconomic status, economically disadvantaged, Dublin, opiates, unemployment, social exclusion
Accession Number:HRB 739 (Available)
Subjects:P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
L Social psychology and related concepts > Inclusion and exclusion
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position > Social equality and inequality
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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