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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.
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Accession Number:HRB 2485 (Available)
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Kilkenny
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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