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O'Brien, Mary and Dillon, Lucy (2001) Health issues and consequences of drug misuse. In: Overview of drug issues in Ireland 2000: a resource document. Dublin: Health Research Board , pp. 55-78.

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This chapter describes the results of studies, which have researched the use of drugs by different groups in Ireland, e.g. general population surveys, and school and youth surveys. The author cautions against extracting general trends, given the different objectives and methodologies used by different studies, and stresses the need for regular surveys using comparable methodologies, which would allow trends over time to be monitored. Such surveys should be comparable nationally and internationally if meaningful interpretation to be achieved.

Item Type:Book Section
Call No:AA2, VH4.2
Page Range:pp. 55-78
Publisher:Health Research Board
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:health and disease, HIV infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, hepatitis B, communicable disease, hepatitis C, communicable disease by infectious agent
Notes:includes tables, bibliographical references
Accession Number:HRB 306 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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