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This bulletin provides an overview of the MAP as a measure that has been developed using the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) which provides a holistic framework of disability.  The MAP measure covers 3 main...
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This issue of the bulletin provides an outline of the World Health Organisation’s Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS II), one of the MAP measures.  The bulletin provides an overview of functional ability, as measured by the WHODAS II, for a sample of 5,191 people with a disability.
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This report presents data on the demographic profile of those who are registered on the National Intellectual Disability Database, their current useage of day and residential services, and a range of multidisciplinary supports. It also presents information on the needs of people with intellectual...
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The aims of this exploratory study were to explore the nature of drug use among prisoners; the impact of incarceration on drug use; perceptions of services within the prison setting; and to examine the experiences of non-drug-users within a prison setting. Qualitative methodology was used to...
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This book includes Chapter 1: National drugs strategy and structural mechanisms Chapter 2: Drug-related infectious diseases Chapter 3: Cocaine use in ireland: an exploratory study Chapter 4: Women, children and drug use
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This publication provides an overview of issues related to drug misuse in Ireland, focusing on information available up to mid-2000. The term ‘drug misuse’, as used in this report, refers to the taking of a legal and/or illegal drug that harms the physical, mental or social well being...
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Patterns of drug use may change over time. Many European cities have reported increases in the number of young drug users seeking treatment in the 1990s, and increasing numbers of users are choosing to smoke or "chase the dragon" rather than inject. This article examines trends in treated...
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In Europe, adolescent substance misuse increased during the 1990s. Ireland had among the highest rates of substance misuse among schoolchildren in Europe. This paper seeks to describe the socio-demographic and drug misuse profile of children presenting to addiction treatment services in Dublin...
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This book includes sections on drug policy, epidemiology of drug use and demand reduction intervention.
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Subject: Drug Misuse
The issue of childcare in drug treatment facilities has implications for the equality of access to treatment (mostly for women), quality of treatment, quality of working life for staff in the treatment centres and emotional and educational development of children of drug misusers. This report aims...

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