Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249846
Title:
Treated drug use in the greater Dublin area 1990
Authors:
O'Hare, Aileen; O'Brien, Mary
Publisher:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249846
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The findings from this study refer to treated drug misuse and are based on information from a reporting system on clients who received treatment for their problem drug taking in 1990, and who resided in the greater Dublin area. Treatment was provided by a range of statutory and voluntary treatment centres considered representative of drug treatment availability in the catchment area. The main findings were: - An estimate of 1752 persons received treatment for drug misuse in 1990; - The estimated number who entered treatment for the first time ever was 574; - Seventy four percent of clients were male; - Most clients, 95%, were between 15 and 39 years old; - Half lived with their family of origin; - One third resided in the inner city area; - Forty four percent had left school before the official school leaving age of 15, women proportionally more so than men; - Eight out of ten clients were unemployed; - In 80% of cases an opiate was the primary drug of misuse, chiefly heroin; - The majority, 68%, had injected their primary drug; - Slightly more than half the study population had been misusing their primary drug for five or more years; - Of those who had ever injected their drugs 65% were currently injecting, but only 17% were currently sharing, and - Proportionally more women than men were living with a drug misusing partner, and also more women than expected were sharing injecting equipment.
Keywords:
DRUGS MISUSE
ISBN:
0951791335

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Aileenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Maryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23T08:59:18Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-23T08:59:18Z-
dc.date.issued1992-
dc.identifier.isbn0951791335-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/249846-
dc.descriptionThe findings from this study refer to treated drug misuse and are based on information from a reporting system on clients who received treatment for their problem drug taking in 1990, and who resided in the greater Dublin area. Treatment was provided by a range of statutory and voluntary treatment centres considered representative of drug treatment availability in the catchment area. The main findings were: - An estimate of 1752 persons received treatment for drug misuse in 1990; - The estimated number who entered treatment for the first time ever was 574; - Seventy four percent of clients were male; - Most clients, 95%, were between 15 and 39 years old; - Half lived with their family of origin; - One third resided in the inner city area; - Forty four percent had left school before the official school leaving age of 15, women proportionally more so than men; - Eight out of ten clients were unemployed; - In 80% of cases an opiate was the primary drug of misuse, chiefly heroin; - The majority, 68%, had injected their primary drug; - Slightly more than half the study population had been misusing their primary drug for five or more years; - Of those who had ever injected their drugs 65% were currently injecting, but only 17% were currently sharing, and - Proportionally more women than men were living with a drug misusing partner, and also more women than expected were sharing injecting equipment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board (HRB)en_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.titleTreated drug use in the greater Dublin area 1990en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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