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.

Merchants Quay Ireland: Drug use among new communities in Ireland. An exploratory study.


Drug use among new communities in Ireland. An exploratory study.
Authors: Caroline Corr, Merchants Quay Ireland
Published: October 2004
Pages: 69
File Size: 341 KB
Format: PDF

Executive Summary

This exploratory study examines the patterns of drug use among new communities; explores the reasons and motivations for drug use; establishes risks the users may be exposed to; examines the level of awareness of health promotion / harm minimisation strategies and drug treatment services; and identifies barriers to accessing services. The Report includes a series of recommendations to assist drug services in responding to the needs of drug users from new communities. In particular, the Report recommends the need to provide accessible and culturally appropriate services.
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