Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area: report for 1992 and 1993

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249847
Title:
Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area: report for 1992 and 1993
Authors:
O'Higgins, Kathleen; O'Brien
Affiliation:
Health Research Board
Publisher:
Health Research Board
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/249847
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The number of cases, as distinct from persons, who were treated for problem drug misuse in the Greater Dublin Area in 1992 was 2,555 and in 1993 the number was 2,919. • The estimated number of persons who were treated in 1992 was 2,240 and 2,573 in 1993./ (See Appendix E). • The number of clients who presented for treatment for the first time ever was 668 in 1992 and 859 in 1993. Three quarters of clients were male. • Most clients (96 per cent in 1992 and 97 per cent in 1993) were between the ages of 15 and 39 years of age. • Six out of ten lived with their family of origin. Eight out of ten were unemployed. Approaching four out of ten had left school before the official school leaving age of 15. • In 1992 twenty-eight per cent lived in the inner city. This increased to 31 per cent in 1993. • In the majority of cases opiates (mainly heroin and morphine sulphate tablets) were the drugs which caused the most problems and for which clients sought treatment (75 per cent in 1992, 80 per cent in 1993). • Six out of ten clients had injected their primary drug. • Of those who had ever injected their drugs, more than seven out of ten were currently injecting, but only one-fifth were currently sharing injecting equipment. • Significant differences were observed between males and females on a number of variables. Females were less likely than males to be living in their families of origin; more likely to be living with a drug abusing partner than were the males and were found proportionately more likely to be sharing injecting equipment.
Keywords:
DRUG MISUSE
ISSN:
1393-0915

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Higgins, Kathleenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Brienen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-23T08:59:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-23T08:59:44Z-
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.issn1393-0915-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/249847-
dc.descriptionThe number of cases, as distinct from persons, who were treated for problem drug misuse in the Greater Dublin Area in 1992 was 2,555 and in 1993 the number was 2,919. • The estimated number of persons who were treated in 1992 was 2,240 and 2,573 in 1993./ (See Appendix E). • The number of clients who presented for treatment for the first time ever was 668 in 1992 and 859 in 1993. Three quarters of clients were male. • Most clients (96 per cent in 1992 and 97 per cent in 1993) were between the ages of 15 and 39 years of age. • Six out of ten lived with their family of origin. Eight out of ten were unemployed. Approaching four out of ten had left school before the official school leaving age of 15. • In 1992 twenty-eight per cent lived in the inner city. This increased to 31 per cent in 1993. • In the majority of cases opiates (mainly heroin and morphine sulphate tablets) were the drugs which caused the most problems and for which clients sought treatment (75 per cent in 1992, 80 per cent in 1993). • Six out of ten clients had injected their primary drug. • Of those who had ever injected their drugs, more than seven out of ten were currently injecting, but only one-fifth were currently sharing injecting equipment. • Significant differences were observed between males and females on a number of variables. Females were less likely than males to be living in their families of origin; more likely to be living with a drug abusing partner than were the males and were found proportionately more likely to be sharing injecting equipment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Boarden_GB
dc.subjectDRUG MISUSEen_GB
dc.titleTreated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area: report for 1992 and 1993en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Research Boarden_GB
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