Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559276
Title:
Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990.
Authors:
O'Hare, Aileen; O'Brien, Mary
Citation:
O'Hare, Aileen, O'Brien, Mary. 1990. Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990. Dublin: Health Research Board (HRB)
Publisher:
Health Reseach Board (HRB)
Issue Date:
1992
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559276
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; HEROIN; STATISTICAL DATA; ADDICTION
ISBN:
0951719315

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Aileenen
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T14:41:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T14:41:45Zen
dc.date.issued1992en
dc.identifier.citationO'Hare, Aileen, O'Brien, Mary. 1990. Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990. Dublin: Health Research Board (HRB)en
dc.identifier.isbn0951719315en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559276en
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
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Reseach Board (HRB)en
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen
dc.subjectHEROINen
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen
dc.subjectADDICTIONen
dc.titleTreated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990.en
dc.typeReporten
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