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Coveney, Emer and Murhpy-Lawless, Jo and Redmond, David and Sheridan, Sheila (1999) Prevalence, profiles and policy: a case study of drug use in north inner city Dublin. Dublin: North Inner City Drugs Task Force.

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Research for this project was carried out by the Isis Research Group in the Centre for Womenís Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Drugs Project/North Inner City Drugs Task Force. The project was funded by Enterprise Ireland (Science and Technology Against Drugs Programme) and the Combat Poverty Agency.

Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected over a 10-month period on the prevalence of heroin use and the experiences of heroin users. After describing the background to the study, the report detailed the findings
of the prevalence survey, including patterns of use found amongst clients of drug treatment agencies, multiple users and waiting lists, and data from the street survey.

Profiles of heroin users are presented, including information on the social settings of heroin use, supply issues, experiences of seeking treatment, treatment needs, and prevention. Case studies of two heroin users are presented. The report concluded with a discussion of research and policy perspectives on the heroin problem.


Date:1999
Call No:AA2, PD6.4, VH4.2
Pages:85 p.
Publisher:North Inner City Drugs Task Force
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:0953537609
Keywords:AODD treatment, Drug Abuse, Dublin, heroin, inner city, Local Drugs Task Force, prevalence
Notes:includes bibliographic references, tables
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Accession Number:HRB 599 (Available), HRB 2223 (Available)
Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement > Task forces
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Patient attitude toward treatment
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment > Needs assessment > Community needs assessment
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence

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