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National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol

The NACDA was established in response to the drug problem to assist in our continued need to improve our knowledge and understanding of problem drug use.

The goal of the NACDA is to advise the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on our analysis and interpretation of research findings.

Ballymun Community Case Study: Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Drug Use

Title:

Ballymun Community Case Study: Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Drug Use
Authors: Dr Hilda Loughran, Dr Mary Ellen McCann
Published: November 2006
Pages: 53
File Size: 1.34 MB
Format: PDF
   

Executive Summary

 

The goals of the study were to capture the experiences of communities of the drug problem since 1996 with a view to informing the development of a set of community indicators of a community drug problem. An innovative methodology of community participation in research was used, the lead researchers recruited local people as research assistants through community-based projects in the three communities under investigation: Ballymun, Bray and Crumlin.

A Community Drugs Study: Developing Community Indicators for Problem Drug Use
Ballymun Community Case Study: Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Drug Use
Bray Community Case Study: Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Drug Use
Crumlin Community Case Study: Experiences and Perceptions of Problem Drug Use
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