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

STEPS is an initiative providing counselling for young people. This study assessed the need for a STEPS centre in Kilkenny and the surrounding area. A total of 569 young people in the area responded to questionnaires which queried attitudes on parents, schools, smoking, alcohol and drug use. The respondents aged from 8 to 18, with 47.8% male and 52.2% female. 63% of respondents said they consumed alcohol, with 38.2% of those drinking every week. In terms of drug use, 22% said they had used drugs, with 43.2% responding that they had never used drugs, with the remainder not answering the question. Of those who had taken drugs the majority (58.5%) had taken cannabis. Of those who did take drugs, 26% said they took them weekly and the majority of those who had tried drugs (68.3%) said they had taken substances as they 'wanted to experiment'. 58.2% 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.


Date
1997
Call No
AA 2, TA 14, VH4.2 Kilkenny
Pages
[21 p.
Publisher
ISPCC
Corporate Creators
Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Place of Publication
Dublin
Keywords
counselling, counselling service, Kilkenny, youth (stage of life), youth AOD education, youth culture
Notes
Contains figures and tables.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2485 (Available)
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