PIRE Publication - Smoking, drinking and other drug use among Dublin post-primary school pupils


Arising from the concern with smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in Ireland, The Economic and Social Research Institute, with funding from the Commission of the European Communities, undertook this study of the social-psychological factors related to substance use among Dublin post-primary school pupils. There were two main objectives of this study. First, it was intended to obtain estimates of the prevalence of smoking, drinking and drug use. Secondly, and more importantly, it was intended to gain an understanding of the variables and processes related to the acquisition of maintenance of these behaviours and thus to provide guidelines for designing more effective intervention programmes.

Grube, J.W.
Morgan, M.