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Loughran, Hilda and McCann, Mary Ellen (2006) Ballymun community case study: experiences and perceptions of problem drug use. Dublin: Stationery Office.

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This study was commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs. The goal of the study was to capture the experiences of communities of the drug problem since 1996 with a view to informing the development of a set of community indicators of a community drug problem. An innovative methodology of community participation in research was used, the lead researchers recruited local people as research assistants through community-based projects in the community of Ballymun. Health services and government initiatives are detailed here as are communtiy response to problem drug use, the impact of drug use in the area, significant social indicators in drug use and an overview of Ballymun from 1994-2004.

Pages:52 p.
Publisher:Stationery Office
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:AOD use, AODD treatment, Ballymun, case study, Drugs Policy, educational level, government policy, health services need, perception of norms, poverty, social housing, social indicators, unemployment
Notes:Includes references, appendices and tables of statistics.
Accession Number:HRB 3526 (Available), HRB 3527 (Available)
Subjects:MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural aspects of substance use > Societal attitude toward substance use
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action

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