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    Estimating the prevalence of opiate use in Ireland and the implications for the criminal justice system


    Saris, A. Jamie (2007) Estimating the prevalence of opiate use in Ireland and the implications for the criminal justice system. Probation Journal, 54. pp. 22-35. ISSN 0264-5505

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    Abstract

    Drawing upon innovative research methods this article provides the first Irish estimates of opiate use based entirely on non-medical data. These estimates are based on the report Baseline Findings from the ROSIE Study by Comiskey and Cox (2005), commissioned in 2002 by the Irish Government’s National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD). In order to place these estimates in context we first provide a background to the probation and welfare service in Ireland; we then provide a picture of known opiate use to date; and finally we introduce the methods we used to provide new results on the prevalence of opiate users in Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: drugs; Ireland; NACD; opiate use;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 8380
    Depositing User: Dr. A. Jamie Saris
    Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 17:32
    Journal or Publication Title: Probation Journal
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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