Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/338175
Title:
Drug use among prisoners: an exploratory study.
Authors:
Dillon, Lucy
Citation:
Dillon, L., 2001. Drug use among prisoners: an exploratory study. Dublin: Health Research Board.
Publisher:
Health Research Board. Drug Misuse Research Division.
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/338175
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Little is known about the experiences of Irish prisoners in relation to drug use. To date, research in this area has focused on quantitative data, which demonstrate that a significant percentage of prisoners have a history of drug use, and a proportion of these continue to use drugs while in prison. It was felt that a qualitative approach would help inform the quantitative data available, by offering an in-depth examinarion of rhe issues facing prisoners in relation to drug use. The current study is an explorarory study of drug use among prisoners and the relared issues faced by prisoners. The overall objectives of the study were to: • explore the nature of drug use among prisoners; • explore the impact of incarceration on prisoners!drug use; • explore users' perceptions of services available to them within the prison setting; and • examine the experiences of non-drug-users within a prison setting where there may be a significant number of prisoners with a history of drug use.
Keywords:
PRISON; DRUGS MISUSE; RESEARCH; STATISTICAL DATA

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Lucyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-13T10:11:34Z-
dc.date.available2015-01-13T10:11:34Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationDillon, L., 2001. Drug use among prisoners: an exploratory study. Dublin: Health Research Board.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/338175-
dc.descriptionLittle is known about the experiences of Irish prisoners in relation to drug use. To date, research in this area has focused on quantitative data, which demonstrate that a significant percentage of prisoners have a history of drug use, and a proportion of these continue to use drugs while in prison. It was felt that a qualitative approach would help inform the quantitative data available, by offering an in-depth examinarion of rhe issues facing prisoners in relation to drug use. The current study is an explorarory study of drug use among prisoners and the relared issues faced by prisoners. The overall objectives of the study were to: • explore the nature of drug use among prisoners; • explore the impact of incarceration on prisoners!drug use; • explore users' perceptions of services available to them within the prison setting; and • examine the experiences of non-drug-users within a prison setting where there may be a significant number of prisoners with a history of drug use.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board. Drug Misuse Research Division.en_GB
dc.subjectPRISONen_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectRESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen_GB
dc.titleDrug use among prisoners: an exploratory study.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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