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Hurley, Louise (1999) Pavee Point Youthstart 1998-9: drugs and the Traveller community project. Dublin: Pavee Point Travellers Resource Centre.

The Pavee Point Youthstart Drug Use and the Traveller Community Research Project Report (1999) identifies four groups of young Traveller men as being of high-risk of substance and use and abuse. These were as follows: young Traveller men, most of whom are housed and who socialised with the settled population, particularly, in disadvantaged urban areas; the children of Traveller families where there is an existing substance abuse problem (primarily alcohol) and who may have learned to cope with difficulties in their lives through the abuse substances; Travellers who have a history of offending and who may have already spent time in prison and who have been exposed to drugs through the prison system; those whose relatives have recently returned from Britain, and who may be exposed to drug use from the extended family or who have lived in Britain some time.


Item Type
Report
Date
1999
Call No
MI10, VH4.2
Pages
51 p.
Publisher
Pavee Point Travellers Resource Centre
Place of Publication
Dublin
Keywords
Ireland, Local Drugs Task Force, minority, minority group, prevalence, prevention
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 465 (Available), HRB 466 (Available)

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