Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559267
Title:
Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1991.
Authors:
O'Hare, Aileen; O'Brien, Mary
Affiliation:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Citation:
O'Hare, Aileen, O'Brien, Mary. 1993. Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1991. Dublin: Health Research Board (HRB)
Publisher:
Health Research Board (HRB)
Issue Date:
1993
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559267
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The following findings from the Dublin Drug Treatment Reporting System for 1991 refer to clients who received treatment for problem drug taking and were resident in the Greater Dublin Area. Treatment was provided by a range of statutory and voluntary treatment centres considered to be representative of drug treatment availability in the catchment area. An estimate of 2006 persons received treatment for drug misuse in 1991 The estimated number who received treatment for the first time was 450 Seventy seven per cent of clients were male Most clients, 95 per cent, were between 15 and 39 years old More than half lived with their family of origin Thirty per cent lived in the inner city Forty two per cent 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 78 per cent of cases an opiate was the primary drug of misuse, mainly heroin and morphine sulphate tablets The majority, 64 per cent, had injected their primary drug Half had been misusing their primary drug for five or more years Of those who had ever injected their drugs, 69 per cent were currently injecting, but only 20 per cent were currently sharing Proportionally more women than men were living with a drug misusing partner, and also more women than expected were sharing injecting equipment.
Keywords:
STATISTICAL DATA; UNEMPLOYMENT; DRUG MISUSE; HEROIN

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Aileenen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T15:32:33Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T15:32:33Zen
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.citationO'Hare, Aileen, O'Brien, Mary. 1993. Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1991. Dublin: Health Research Board (HRB)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559267en
dc.descriptionThe following findings from the Dublin Drug Treatment Reporting System for 1991 refer to clients who received treatment for problem drug taking and were resident in the Greater Dublin Area. Treatment was provided by a range of statutory and voluntary treatment centres considered to be representative of drug treatment availability in the catchment area. An estimate of 2006 persons received treatment for drug misuse in 1991 The estimated number who received treatment for the first time was 450 Seventy seven per cent of clients were male Most clients, 95 per cent, were between 15 and 39 years old More than half lived with their family of origin Thirty per cent lived in the inner city Forty two per cent 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 78 per cent of cases an opiate was the primary drug of misuse, mainly heroin and morphine sulphate tablets The majority, 64 per cent, had injected their primary drug Half had been misusing their primary drug for five or more years Of those who had ever injected their drugs, 69 per cent were currently injecting, but only 20 per cent were currently sharing Proportionally more women than men were living with a drug misusing partner, and also more women than expected were sharing injecting equipment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Research Board (HRB)en
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen
dc.subjectUNEMPLOYMENTen
dc.subjectDRUG MISUSEen
dc.subjectHEROINen
dc.titleTreated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1991.en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Research Board (HRB)en
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