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Stevenson, RD and Carney, A. (1971) Social and psychological background of drug addicts interviewed in Dublin. Journal of the Irish Medical Association , 64 , (416) , pp. 372-375.

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This paper explains the difference between the older drug user in Irish society, and the new, younger drug user, who often uses drugs in a group setting, and often forms a distinct subculture. Younger drug users are also more likely to recruit others, and the initial reason for taking a drug is not to overcome emotional stress. Using a pre-coded questionnaire the authors collected data from 50 individuals (25 in patients and 25 out patients) over a period of 2 years. The data consisted of socio-demographic information, extent and duration of drug use, and the types of drugs taken. All individuals took the Cattell 16 Personality Factor test. It was concluded that most of the drug users who presented at hospital for treatment had a personality disorder. Since completing this report 6% of the patients have died from overdose.


Item Type:Article
Date:July 1971
Page Range:pp. 372-375
Publisher:Irish Medical Organisation
Volume:64
Number:416
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Cognition
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social position
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Substance use history
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and needs assessment
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors
F Concepts in psychology > Skills
T Demographic characteristics > Substance user
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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