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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248719
Title:
Drug use prevention: an overview of research
Authors:
Morgan, Mark
Affiliation:
St Patrick's College
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/248719
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This is the first Report to be published by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs which was established in 2000. The role of the Committee is to advise the Government in relation to the prevalence, prevention, treatment and consequences of problem drug use and I am delighted that the Committee's first Report looks at the important area of prevention and the effectiveness of various programmes and initiatives that have been undertaken. We are all too aware of the havoc that drug misuse continues to wreak on the lives of individuals, families and communities. As the Report points out there is no single drug problem - instead there are a variety of different problems each of which requires a somewhat different approach. The Report also found that problem drug use is particularly likely where other factors involving social and educational disadvantage and deprivation are involved. The new National Drugs Strategy 2001 - 2008, which was launched by the Government in May 2001, is built around the four pillars of supply reduction, prevention, treatment and research. A number of the 100 actions in the Strategy relate to the area of prevention and this Report is, therefore, both timely and thought-provoking as we start to implement these actions.
Keywords:
DRUGS MISUSE; POLICY FORMULATION
Series/Report no.:
Prl 10754
ISSN:
0755711858

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Marken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-14T13:28:26Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-14T13:28:26Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.issn0755711858-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/248719-
dc.descriptionThis is the first Report to be published by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs which was established in 2000. The role of the Committee is to advise the Government in relation to the prevalence, prevention, treatment and consequences of problem drug use and I am delighted that the Committee's first Report looks at the important area of prevention and the effectiveness of various programmes and initiatives that have been undertaken. We are all too aware of the havoc that drug misuse continues to wreak on the lives of individuals, families and communities. As the Report points out there is no single drug problem - instead there are a variety of different problems each of which requires a somewhat different approach. The Report also found that problem drug use is particularly likely where other factors involving social and educational disadvantage and deprivation are involved. The new National Drugs Strategy 2001 - 2008, which was launched by the Government in May 2001, is built around the four pillars of supply reduction, prevention, treatment and research. A number of the 100 actions in the Strategy relate to the area of prevention and this Report is, therefore, both timely and thought-provoking as we start to implement these actions.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPrl 10754en_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectPOLICY FORMULATIONen_GB
dc.titleDrug use prevention: an overview of researchen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentSt Patrick's Collegeen_GB
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