BeLonGto Youth Project: new research on drug Use amongst LGBT young adults in Ireland

9 May 2007


BeLonGto Youth Project have launched their new research

'Drug Use amongst LGBT young adults in Ireland'

Drug use amongst Ireland's teenage and young adult population has emerged as a growing concern for those involved in health, education, social welfare and criminal justice areas. Those working with young LGBT people, in particular, are concerned that anecdotal evidence points to particularly high levels of recreational drug taking amongst this section of the community, leading BeLonGto to secure funding through Pobal to commission research with young LGBT people between the ages of 18 and 26 to determine:

a) The extent and causes of drug use amongst this client group

b) The impact of drugs on young people and

c) The type of service response that is appropriate to meet the needs of those who are currently using drugs or who may potentially begin to do so in the future.

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