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National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Drug and Alcohol Information and Research Unit. (2006) Drug use in Ireland and Northern Ireland: 2002/2003 drug prevalence survey: cocaine results. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

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This bulletin is based on the results of the first major survey on drug use in Ireland. It finds that over one in thirty people (3%) have used cocaine at some point in their life, 1.1% in the last year and 0.3% in the last month. Twice as many men (4%) as women (2%) reported using the drug at least once in their lives, and lifetime use among young people aged between 15 and 34 (4.7%) was more than three times the rate of use among those aged between 35 and 64 (1.4%). According to the survey, the average age at which respondents first used cocaine is 20 for men and 21 for women. The survey also finds that for those who became regular users, the period of time between first using cocaine and becoming a regular user was only one year.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Cocaine
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
2006
Call No
BK, PD6.4, VH4.2.
Pages
28 p.
Publisher
National Advisory Committee on Drugs
Corporate Creators
National Advisory Committee on Drugs, Drug and Alcohol Information and Research Unit
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
0-7557-7375-6
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3012 (Available)

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