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O'Kelly, Fergus Desmond and O'Doherty, Kevin and Bury, Gerard and O'Callaghan, Eadbhard (1986) Heroin abuse in an inner city practice. Irish Medical Journal , 79 , (4) , pp. 85-87.

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During the five-year period from April 1980 to April 1985, 67 hard drug abusers attended a single practice in Dublin's south inner city. Most were male and had started useing heroin while teenagers. They had poor education and employment records and had contact with police and prison. Thirty-eight of the sixty-seven patients had lived at some stage in a local authority flat complex and forty-two belonged to families where alcohol or benzodiazepine abuse had occurred.


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