Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990.
|dc.identifier.citation||O'Hare, Aileen, O'Brien, Mary. 1990. Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990. Dublin: Health Research Board (HRB)||en|
|dc.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.||en|
|dc.publisher||Health Reseach Board (HRB)||en|
|dc.title||Treated drug misuse in the greater Dublin area, 1990.||en|