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  • Youth attitudes on drugs Analytical report

    Posted on July 12th, 2011 TimB No comments

    The current Flash Eurobarometer on “Youth attitudes on drugs” requested by Directorate General Justice, builds on these earlier surveys in order to measure the trend in attitudes of this target group towards drugs. In response to recent developments in the EU drug market, in the current survey, young people were also asked about their experiences with and attitudes towards new substances that imitate the effects of illicit drugs, so-called new psychoactive substances or “legal highs”.

    This survey’s objective was to study young EU citizens’ attitudes to – and perceptions about – drugs and related issues


  • Drugs, Harm Reduction and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Common themes and universal rights

    Posted on April 30th, 2009 TimB No comments

    In 2008, Youth RISE and HR2 (the Harm Reduction and Human Rights Programme of the International Harm Reduction
    Association) asked young researchers about young people and drugs in their countries, as well as about harm reduction services and youth-specific drug and HIV policies. We ended up with a very diverse set of countries

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  • Fears for lives of teen addicts over funding failure

    Posted on April 27th, 2009 TimB No comments

    Documents obtained under the Freedom Of Information Act show that at least €800,000 was allocated to the HSE and rubber-stamped by the Department of Health for the treatment of under-18s with drug problems at the SASSY (Substance Abuse Services Specific to Youth) project in north inner city Dublin.

    However, the money was not used to fill the 11 staff positions envisaged in the plan for the service, and the Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at SASSY, Dr Gerry McCarney, has said he fears children will die unless additional staff are provided.

    Find out more here in the Irish Examiner

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