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O'Kelly, FD and Cullen, Barry and Bury, Gerard and Dean, Geoffrey (1988) The rise and fall of heroin use in an inner city area of Dublin. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 157 , (2) , pp. 35-38.

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This study examined the extent of heroin use in a Dublin south inner-city electoral ward, during the period 1979 to 1985. There were 82 completed questionnaires out of a possible total of 103, giving a response rate of 80%. Each of the 82 respondents had a fixed address in the area during the period, and all of them had a history of heroin use, which was validated through medical records. The extent of heroin use in the area was greatest in the 1977/81 period, and the researchers found that it was particularly marked in the under-25 age groups, especially among males aged 15 to 19 years. However, the authors found that, since 1981, there had been a marked decline in heroin use in the area.


Item Type:Article
Date:1988
Page Range:pp. 35-38
Publisher:Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Volume:157
Number:2
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Subjects:P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin

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