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McCrystal, Patrick and Higgins, Kathryn and Percy, Andrew (2005) Drug use amongst 12- and 13-year-olds attending emotional and behavioural difficulty units in Belfast. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties , 10 , (3) , pp. 203-218.

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This article reports on the findings from a survey of 12- and 13-year-old young people with statements of special educational needs who are attending emotional and behavioural difficulty units in Belfast. The existing literature in the area of special education suggests that a gap in contemporary empirical evidence for drug use behaviours of adolescents attending EBD units and other special educational facilities exists at present. In attempting to redress this knowledge gap, the findings from the present study support the opinions of commentators in the field that young people attending EBD units are at a high risk of illicit drug use in comparison with their contemporaries in mainstream school.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2005
Page Range:pp. 203-218
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Volume:10
Number:3
Keywords:AOD use, educational environment, emotional development, emotional stability and instability, environmental risk and protective factors, high-risk youth, Northern Ireland
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Accession Number:HRB 4066 (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Northern Ireland
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > self-destructive behaviour
F Concepts in psychology > Emotion
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour

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