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Cox, Gemma and McVerry, Peter (2006) Social care & drug users in Ireland: policy paper 2. Dublin: Drug Policy Action Group.

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This paper examines the provision of formal i.e. specialist treatment services & drug agencies and generic social care services for problem drug users in Ireland. It will be seen that problem drug users (such as Jim and John), and people affected by the drug use of others, are a significant part of the workload of social care service providers. In many cases there will be a number of health and/or social care workers engaged in meeting the multiple and often inter-related needs of this client group. All too often there is a failure by social care services to recognise and/or provide for the inter-connected nature of drug users' needs. Services tend to focus on individuals 'single need' (be it treatment, accommodation/housing, mental health care or employment/ training) in isolation from the rest of their life.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Call No
JQ6.2, VH4.2
Drug Policy Action Group
Place of Publication
addiction care, AODD treatment, comprehensive treatment program, housing, Ireland, mental health
Accession Number
HRB 3225 (Available), HRB 3471 (Available), HRB 3472 (Available)

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