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O'Gorman, Aileen (2002) Overview of research on drug misuse among the homeless in Ireland. In: Homelessness and Problem Drug Use, 18 July 2002, Merchant's Quay Ireland, Dublin.

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Problematic drug use, mainly regarding the use of opiates, has been identified as a major social problem in Ireland. Such problematic drug use has been found to be concentrated in Dublin's inner city areas and outer estates where poverty, multi-generational unemployment, high population density (particularly of young adults), and poor facilities are the norm. Policy responses, although acknowledging the environmental context of the drug problem, have tended to focus on the medical treatment of the individual, rather than tackling the wider social and economic issues.


Item Type
Conference or Workshop Item
Publication Type
Irish-related, Other
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Date
2002
Call No
MK10.6, AA2, VH4.2
Page Range
[12 p.]
Event Title
Homelessness and Problem Drug Use
Event Location
Merchant's Quay Ireland, Dublin
Event Dates
18 July 2002
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1519 (Available)

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