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Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. (1997) A study on the responses of young people from Mullingar on issues relating to their everyday life experiences. (Unpublished) Dublin: ISPCC.

STEPS is an initiative providing counselling for young people. This study assessed the need for a STEPS centre in Mullingar and the surrounding area. A total of 631 young people in the area responded to questionnaires which queried attitudes on parents, schools, smoking, alcohol and drug use. The respondents aged from 10 to 18, with 31% male and 69% female. 52.2% of respondents said they consumed alcohol, with 50.3% of those drinking every week. In terms of drug use, 17.4% said they had used drugs, with the majority (54%) taking cannabis. Of those who did take drugs, 59% said they had taken substances as they 'wanted to experiment'. 51.3% of those interviewed said they had smoked cigarettes. Substance use was listed as a major problem for all respondents, as were bullying, family problems and peer pressure.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method
Date
1997
Call No
AA2, TA14, VH4.2 Mullingar
Pages
17 p.
Publisher
ISPCC
Corporate Creators
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Place of Publication
Dublin
Notes
Contains figures and tables.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2484 (Available)
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