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 (Unpublished) Dublin: ISPCC.

STEPS is a councelling serivce for young people. This report aims to ascertain the need for a STEPS centre in Monaghan through a series of 782 questionnaires and queries attitudes on parents, schools, smoking, alcohol and drug use. The respondents aged from 12 to 21, with 46% male and 54% female. 55% of respondents said they consumed alcohol. Of these 89% were under 18 years old. In terms of drug use, 16% said they had used drugs. 42% of these were under 18. Of those who did take drugs, 50% said they had taken them as they 'wanted to experiment'. 57% of those interviewed said they had smoked cigarettes. Substance use was listed as a major problem for all respondents, as were bullying, family problems, loneliness and relationship problems. The report concludes that a STEPS centre in Monaghan would be of tremendous benefit to the youth of the area.


Date:1997
Call No:AA2, TA14, VH4.2 Monaghan
Pages:[17 p.
Publisher:ISPCC
Corporate Creators:Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:brief AOD use questionnaire, Children's Personality Questionnaire, Ireland, life circumstances, life events, youth (stage of life), youth culture
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Accession Number:HRB 2487 (Available)
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Monaghan
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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